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Greens the albatross around Clark's neck

Wednesday, 14 September 2005

Greens the albatross around Clark's neck

United Future leader Peter Dunne says the time has come for the Prime Minister to cut the Greens loose, since it's now clear the Greens have become the major obstacle to Miss Clark's getting a third term as Prime Minister.

"United Future has long made it clear that we will not support a Labour-Greens coalition after the election, because the Greens' extremist views and policies will be very harmful to New Zealand.

"Now Winston Peters has made it clear that New Zealand First will not support a Labour-Greens coalition, dramatically reducing the chances of Labour being able to form the next Government.

"The Prime Minister now has a stark choice. If she goes into the election with the high-risk strategy of hoping Labour and the Greens will gain an absolute majority, she is unlikely to succeed.

"United Future remains committed to talking first to the largest party after the election to ensure a stable and reliable government can be formed," said Mr Dunne.

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