Green Party Supports Reaction
The arch- conservative faction of the New South Wales Liberal Party must have their eyes swiveling with glee as they contemplate the opportunities opened up for them by the Green Party. The hardliners around Lee Rhiannon have won the argument that the Green Party will not direct preferences to Labor anywhere in the March State elections.
This means the Coalition and their allies will control the State Upper House if they win government.
And that will have rolling consequences over the next four years. As Labor MLC Luke Foley puts it, that decisions delivers the Legislative Council to “the book burners and the elephant shooters – people who are on a crusade to overturn environmental protection, let hunters rampage through national parks, bring back duck hunting, close the safe injecting room and end ethics classes in schools.”
The Green Party decision means there will be no check on what an O’Farrell-led Coalition government – remember that includes the National Party – will be able to do. On anything. That includes privatisations and industrial relations, a prospect that will have the hyper-conservatives very excited.
It was the comm wing of the Green Party that made this decision, not the environmental wing – the Marxist types who believe the worse things are the better they are. Give a Coaltion government full rein, we will all be radicalized by the result and the world revolution will be expedited. In the meantime, bugger the environment.