Why the Australian Green polled poorly at the last election, by Simon Benson.
OF all the excuses offered for their abysmal election outcome, the Greens leader Richard Di Natale’s has to take the cake.
The reason the Greens did so badly, he claims, is because they themselves fell victim to a protest vote.
The argument goes something like this; because the Greens are such a formidable force in politics, people have come to regard them as a major party.
Sure. A more credible reason is that the Greens are on the wrong side of the Islam and climate change issues, and they have such obvious contempt for most of us that we don’t want them to rule over us.