United’s attacks on the Greens are almost always vicious. But this one is particularly so. The following is an exchange between Peter Dunne and Agenda host Simon Dallow:
Simon Dallow: The reality of MMP is you are going to probably have to work with some parties with whom you have fundamental differences … One MP we spoke to says you’ve been vicious to the Greens because you see yourself in competition with them for the attentions of Labour. How true is that?
Peter Dunne: Well I don’t think it’s true at all, we’ve been critical of the Greens because we’re not pro-drugs the way they are, we’re not in favour of every passing terrorist group the way they are.
Dunne’s slur on our drug law reform policy is of course inaccurate, but I’ll leave that for another day. Today, my challenge to Mr Dunne is this. Which terrorist groups are the Greens in favour of? Go on. Name just one.