Been reading the blog for a long time but only felt compelled to post my first comment tonight. Must be the makeover!
I agree to a certain point that the Green leadership isn't performing - but as a Green member I have started losing faith in the membership itself.
I am still astounded that the Wellington Central electorate has decided to replace one of the last of the 'old guard' with a candidate that has worked as a consultant for some of the most unethical companies around including Bayer (who invests in GE), Royal Bank of Scotland (invests in tar sands extraction in Canada) and Tescos (greenwasherof distinction).
But maybe the weakness in the Green leadership - failing to pushforward with a principled, staunch, unapologetic pro-environmental and social justice stance has filtered down to the membership? Or is it the other way around??
Either way - a new left party isn't looking like a bad idea.