The Green Party should get back to basics, even if it means cutting itself in half. Concentrate on the Clean Air and Fresh Water message. Abandon the confusion and distraction of the myriad social problems that they could shine a light on.
They are not going to be the ruling party in a hurry, if ever. Stop pretending that they can be all things to all people. Stop needing a policy position on every aspect of government.
Whatever individual members may think, whatever causes they may champion, as a party they may have to let a lot of things slide. They can vote against the extremes of parental discipline but they shouldn’t introduce an ‘anti-smacking‘ bill.