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Pete given a dose of the naughty slipper

Regular Readers may recall my posts here about Slippery Pete, some may even remember certain people defending the wine loving political poser

Peter Slipper arriving at court on Monday. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Peter Slipper arriving at court on Monday. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

He was found guilty in the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday, and is due to be sentenced on September 22.

Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker found Slipper had acted dishonestly when he used the vouchers to pay for the three trips, and that he had knowingly caused a risk of loss to the Commonwealth.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/peter-slipper-found-guilty-of-acting-dishonestly-with-taxpayerfunded-winery-tour-20140728-zxhbm.html#ixzz38l5mFyOH

Isn’t it  nice to see that he has now been found guilty and I can’t help wonder what his fate will be on September 22? I tend to think that the usual rubric of sentencing for such things will not see him receiving a custodial  sentence my best guess is that he will get a good behavior bond. which in layman’s terms  means that he will have “got off”.  Given his political career is well and truly over he will very soon return to his well earned obscurity.

Cheers Comrades



  1. GD says:

    At best Slipper will get a good behaviour bond. With his gold-plated parliamentary pension he’ll still be able to trawl the gay bars and brothels on Oxford Street, although now he’ll have to pay his own cab fares.

    And before any leftists remind us that he was Liberal politician, remember that he jumped ship to join Labor and Labor grubbily responded by making him the Speaker of the House. When Gillard should have been calling him out for misogyny she chose instead to deflect her anger with a hysterical rant at Tony Abbott.

    Another day in Labor, another Labor failure.

  2. Ray Dixon says:

    he jumped ship to join Labor and Labor grubbily responded by making him the Speaker of the House

    He didn’t “join” the Labor Party. He quit the Liberals and then accepted an offer to be the INDEPENDENT Speaker of the House. Get your facts right, GD.

    And own up to him – your lot re-endorsed this sleaze for 20 years as a Liberal MP, even though they knew about his rorts and, um, activities.

  3. Iain Hall says:

    while its fair to blame the LNP for continuing to endorse Slipper from the beginning of his tenure you can’t exonerate Labor by doing so because they knew about his being well dodgy before they raised him to high office and they did it anyway as it turned out they never needed his vote so they went through so much political pain for, well, nothing of substance.
    Frankly its rather like the difference between having a a scummy tart in your family and actually getting into bed with her to do the dirty. The former is bad but the latter is something that you really don’t want to imagine. You need to own the fact that Labor “did the dirty” with the scumbag and that they made a very bad call by doing so.

  4. Ray Dixon says:

    Oh yeah, I agree that Gillard erred in appointing and then defending Slipper. She made a lot of mistakes, Iain, and that was one of them. But I’d still suggest the Libs are the people responsible for Slipper’s behaviour. If we’re going to aportion blame over this whole saga I’d say it’s about 90% on the Coalition’s head (Don’t forget that he was cleared of the Ashby matter, which happened while he was Speaker, but the conviction for rorting the system relates to incidents in 2010, when was still an endorsed Liberal MP).

  5. Iain Hall says:

    All I have to say is “Mal Colston” or “Eddie Obeid” the Labor party have their sleaze bags too and I tend to think that they are often worse than the LNP sleazoids

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