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"The New South Wales Premier says he feels no sympathy for the Opposition Leader, who has been forced to resign over a racist slur and the sexual harassment of two women."


http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200508/s1448623.htm


I hope that all the Australian Muppits who returned the Liberals to government at the Federal election may have a change of heart following this event.
 
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its.like.that said:
I hope that all the Australian Muppits who returned the Liberals to government at the Federal election may have a change of heart following this event.

you can't make such a generalisation based on the stupidity of one person.

i'm hardly suprised with this, Brogden is from a GPS background, enough said.
 

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Conservatives taking a fall is a good thing! More conservatives should! But this guy appears to be particularly nuts. :)

btw, do I grasp from the article that in Australia the conservatives are actually the liberals?
 

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Purple Rainbow said:
Conservatives taking a fall is a good thing! More conservatives should! But this guy appears to be particularly nuts. :)

btw, do I grasp from the article that in Australia the conservatives are actually the liberals?
well in France the word liberal actually refers to anglo-saxon (read: U.S: & American) economic policies. The guy who resigned in Australia was a conservative and he deserved to lose his post.
 
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I think you have it wrong, the guy who made a racial slur was a liberal. It does not matter if he was a lib or a con he did a wrong thing and now has to pay the consequences.

here the liberals are the "conservatives"

but you are right, it doesn't matter the party he represents, racial slurs and groping women and he had no choice but to go
 

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Jim Jones said:
well in France the word liberal actually refers to anglo-saxon (read: U.S: & American) economic policies. The guy who resigned in Australia was a conservative and he deserved to lose his post.
Hey, you edited your post.. too bad, I wanted to comment on it.

Anyway, in Holland, the liberals are our right-wing party and the conservatives too. It seems that only in the USA a liberal is a degrading term used to refer to left-leaning people.
 

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In Australia the party should be a called the Tories, they are not a liberal party per se. Both Liberals and Tories have similiar views on economic policy, but not social policy.
 

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Purple Rainbow said:
Hey, you edited your post.. too bad, I wanted to comment on it.

Anyway, in Holland, the liberals are our right-wing party and the conservatives too. It seems that only in the USA a liberal is a degrading term used to refer to left-leaning people.
Yeah, I edited my post one minute after having posted it when I saw that I was wrong. But you guys are faster than speedy gonzalez. :lol:
 

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Purple Rainbow said:
Conservatives taking a fall is a good thing! More conservatives should! But this guy appears to be particularly nuts. :)

btw, do I grasp from the article that in Australia the conservatives are actually the liberals?
yep, isn't it ironic that the main conservative party in Australia is called the Liberals :lol:.
 

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GeorgeWHitler said:
In Australia the party should be a called the Tories, they are not a liberal party per se. Both Liberals and Tories have similiar views on economic policy, but not social policy.
are you still in the running to become next tory leader in the UK?

it looks like you have some catching up to do, Davis has been impressing many a clown :p.
 

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its.like.that said:
are you still in the running to become next tory leader in the UK?

it looks like you have some catching up to do, Davis has been impressing many a clown :p.
It would be hard for me to do so considering I am not a British citizen. :p
 
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gooner88 said:
What was the racial slur that this guy said if you Aussies don't mind me asking?

the former premier's wife was of asian background

this mofo referred to her as a "mail order bride"
 

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bad gambler said:
the former premier's wife was of asian background

this mofo referred to her as a "mail order bride"
What a twat. :mad:
How did this guy ever become a leading politician in the first place; although we have alot of bad ones here aswell.
 

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He is a North Shore yuppie scum that went to a "good" public school.
 

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I am not making excuses for him, but he was pissed, and is only a male after all. lol, I found it slightly amusing when I first heard it (6.30am, on Nova 96.9 with Merrick and Rosso - they could make almost anything humourous). Good to hear him come back with an apology though, even if it isn't accepted. Also nice to see he knows he was an ass, and that he would feel the same way (as Bob/the public) if similar comments were made about his wife.

Am I the only person to not loathe him? I understand that someone in his position should know better, and not make these comments, but I'm still shocked that he's not the leader now. Who will be? lol... He always seemed to behave at functions at my work, and would be quite charming towards the other guests. One of my coworkers will be absolutely heartbroken by the news. LOL she adored him. Sick of politics in this country. All the guys I get to like make asses of themselves and resign from politics. (And sometimes they come back to lead their party again *cough* Kim Beazley *cough*) Bob Brown is cool though ;)
 
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