With the General Election just a month away it’s time to nail our colours to the mast – or rather to the fence.
I haven’t been an active Green for some years now, but I’m pleased to be able to help by hosting a billboard on our prominent corner.
This morning I discovered Vote Compass, a website developed by political scientists and hosted by TVNZ. It’s quick and easy to answer some questions about your views on various issues. The site analyses your answers, then tells you how your views line up with the published policies of political parties. I’d encourage everyone to try it, especially those who don’t have the time and energy to check policies before they vote.
Of course Green came out top for me, but I was surprised to find my views align more with Mana policies than with Labour (Internet party is not included in this exercise). I’ve spoken to several left-leaning people today, who said they’d also been surprised to find Mana so high in their results. I must admit I know very little about Mana policies, but my respect for them has now risen. Maybe Kim Dotcom was wise to choose them as his political partner.
“The billboard shows that I am keen
that people all should please vote Green.”