Since the election result in 2010 we have been crying about the fact that we wuz robbed. That result was a hung parliament and instead of a change of Government we ended up with Juliar Dullard making dirty deals with the Green Party aka the Watermelons or Marxists in Disguise. I was expecting this government to fall but they have been doing a lot of dirty things to remain in power. However, I think that a wheel or two have been falling off.
First, I will deal with the grubby sleazy Peter Slipper. This individual was a Queensland member of the Liberal National Party as they are known in Qld. There had been a push to have him disendorsed but he had been like a protected species, up until last November when he suddenly resigned from the party and is now officially an Independent. As much as I despise Peter Slipper, I have to say that when it comes to how he sees his role in the Parliament he has been far more honourable than the other individual. Juliar Dullard seized the moment and made Peter Slipper the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The result of this grubby move had been to give her a one vote majority…. and that only existed until the last few weeks when the whole charade has begun to crumble. A member of Peter Slipper’s staff has filed sexual harassment charges against him. There is also the matter of some cabcharges being duplicated but that seems to have been dropped for now. Peter Slipper did the honourable thing and has stepped aside as the Speaker of the House whilst the case proceeds. For this I will give him some credit. He seems to believe in the honour of the Parliament, it is just too bad that his personal life and habits are such a mess!!
This brings me to the other person…. the Craig Thomson Affair. In this case, there is a matter of $500,00o in union funds that have been misused and abused by Craig Thomson. After defending this particular prick, Juliar Dullard has finally announced that he had crossed the line and more or less forced him to resign from the ALP. This whole matter is very grubby, right down to the procurement of prostitutes, the use of union funds when on holiday with his wife to the tune of $100k as cash withdrawals from ATMs, to the use of union funds and personnel without union permission for his own benefit in attempting to become the member of Dobell.
This story is now out in the open. There is no more of the nonsense about Thomson being cleared by the police… they only thing they investigated was whether or not the signature of the credit card holder was forged. They stated that no crime of forgery had been committed. So now Thomson is to address the Parliament and it should be interesting because he will use Parliamentary privilege to set up others for a fall.
In the meantime, the ALP has stated that Thomson is no longer endorsed as the member for Dobell. He will have to run as an Independent if he wants to retain his seat… but under the circumstances there is fat chance that he will be running in the election. On top of that in the electorate of Dobell, it requires a 5.1% swing against the ALP for the seat to be returned to the Liberal Party. I am really not sure about the level of anger in this seat….but I could be surprised… there is bound to be a swing against the ALP over this grubby type of politics.
More to the point, by taking a stance of protecting Juliar Dullard no matter what, and by Juliar Dullard protecting Thomson, the impact of the affair is the opposite of what the ALP needs… people are angry over this affair. They are angry with Thomson and they are angry with Dullard. There is going to be an election wipeout… and the sooner an election is called, the better. The ALP needs a new leader, and if it takes an election rout for them to get the message then that is fine by me.