Labour and the Greens: A memorandum of under-standing?

12:31 pm on 18 August 2017

Opinion - As the polls show Labour gaining, apparently at the Greens' expense, Toby Morris wonders what it'll mean for the two parties' alliance.

Jacinda Ardern is boosted up by James Shaw, with the Labour leader saying "great view from up here" and the Greens leader suggesting a "memorandum of side-by-side standing" would have been a better choice.

Photo: RNZ / Toby Morris

Green Party leader James Shaw told Morning Report today that he was confident the party would bounce back after Metiria Turei's resignation as co-leader and the exit of two other MPs.

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, meanwhile, is enjoying a surge in popularity. She said earlier this month that the two parties' memorandum of understanding remained intact and unchanged.

Toby Morris is an Auckland-based illustrator and comic artist. He is the creator of the Pencilsword on The Wireless and also half of the Toby & Toby duo at

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