froggy has done a useful piece on the british election and electoral reform.. he/she/it has called it ‘exporting democracy’..
froggy touchs on the possibility of the liberal democrats become the party of opposition..it would be nice to expand on that and tie that back to where greens see the future of the party here..
personally i work/have worked for the green party, in part, because i see them becoming the natural party of opposition..for me, it’s not a matter of if, but when..(unfolding environmental concerns will, unfortunately accelerate/drive that process)..
patrick ensor on national radio also labels the tory campaign as scaremongering and simplistic, (howards’ (australian version) campaign guru has been guru for english howard)..
ensor claims this is turning off the more astute of their membership/followers, and that if the torys stay in the same parlous state up to the next election, the liberal democrats could well take their place in the political spectrum..
i see the same scenario unfolding here; our tories are intellectually and politically in as parlous a state as the english version..(watching their next ‘saviour’ key underperform in parliament must be depressing for the more astute of them)..
the nats campaign will echo the english one in scaremongering, and they are going to take a bath at the polls..and if they don’t recover, (and looking at them you wouldn’t have much hope, would you?), i see the greens having the possibility of echoing the lib dem role in the british scenario..
this is why i am so concerned over the greens possibly pissing the support they have up against the wall; and all for a couple of cabinet seats (and one or two policy gains)..
i really believe it is just a matter of them holding their breath for a bit longer..it is not yet time to exhale..