Watermelon politics – green on the outside, pink inside. Not that you use the expression in politically correct company as it’s considered very redneck.

Still, polite euphemism makes it hard to attach any other tag to events unfolding in the Northern Territory. Have a look at the local Socialist Alliance website: “Due to resource constraints, the Socialist Alliance will not be fielding candidates in the upcoming Territory elections. We encourage our supporters to vote for the NT Greens where they are standing.”

PS: The Democrats have also failed to register.