This back-flip from Palmer certainly proves that we should take all of his posturing in the media as part of his gamesmanship rather than an enunciation of his actual policy intentions. Unfortunately the media pundits don’t seem to be able to cope with the simple notion that a player in the Game of Politics can so easily change their stance on an issue the way that journalists change their underpants. To be frank when I heard that Milne was having conniptions about the imminent demise of her beloved Carbon Tax I did experience more than the briefest moment of Schadenfreude, especially as there are so many more opportunities for the the Greens to be further humiliated as they slip further and further into irrelevance with the changes to the senate due in a few short weeks. Thanks to the stupidity of the Labor Party in sticking with the Carbon tax after their fall from electoral grace the Greens have been able to claim relevance for far too long since the last election and I will join most of the nation in breathing a collective sigh of relief when they lose the balance of power.
Cheers Comrade Yale
TONY ABBOTT will be able to deliver a signature election promise, with the eccentric Clive Palmer agreeing to allow the tax to be rescinded by the Senate: provided savings to consumers are enshrined in legislation and enforced by the ACCC. It’s a populist stand on what amounts to no more than Abbott initially pledged. Predictably,
Communist Party Greens leader Christine Milne has her own supercilious, sanctimonious stand on the promise as well.
You have to wonder whether the reading of tea leaves by the mercurial Clive Palmer — increasingly a populist buffoon publicly, but no fool behind a closed door — has moved the mining magnate and MP to soften his stand on the abolition of the carbon tax; perhaps Palmer’s private research is beginning to show there is a limit to how much “silly buggers” people are prepared to tolerate.
Whatever the reason, Palmer has confirmed (at least for…
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