'I think the party will be willing to walk away from it'

12/10/2017

At least 75 per cent of Green party membership will need to approve any deal that is made between Labour and New Zealand First, even though NZ First refuses to meet with them.

Former Green Party MP David Clendon, who recently resigned over Metiria Turei's benefit scandal, joined The AM Show this morning.

David Clendon says the idea of getting into government at any cost doesn’t have much traction with the Green Party.

“Third parties in governments in coalitions haven’t done particularly well over the last decade or so. There has to be something in it to take the chance to take that risk.

If there really is nothing on the table that makes it worth the candle, then I think the party will be willing to walk away from it.

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