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Morrison’s belligerence backfires as he bounces around like a beach ball

November 22, 2021 - 22:40 -- Admin

Scott Morrison was road-testing a new approach today.  Apparently, he is the sensible centre, resisting the urgings of those who would drag him off course one way or the other. The idea that Scott Morrison has a course is the first problem with that narrative. His vision for governing is to get paid to do…

The Establishment Panic at Cryptocurrency

November 21, 2021 - 15:00 -- Admin

When Kingsley Amis encountered the works of D. H. Lawrence, he was left unimpressed by yet another great denouncer and missionary the English send “themselves to tell them they are crass, gross, lost, dead, mad and addicted to unnatural vice.” With little charity, Amis suggested leaving the didactic novelist on “on his pinnacle, inspiring, unapproachable…

Electric Car Delusions

November 21, 2021 - 12:38 -- Admin

Fresh from attending COP26 in Glasgow, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was keen to impress the Australian public that he was willing to make good his word about the role technology would play in combating climate change. An important component of his limited strategy lies in the realm of electric cars, the very thing he warned…

Britain’s Two Job Politicians

November 19, 2021 - 15:27 -- Admin

The role of the parliamentarian, historically, is one of service. The desire to hold two jobs, or more, suggests that such service is severely qualified. In the quotient of democracy and representation, the MP who is ready to tend to the affairs of others is unlikely to focus on the voter. I represent you, but…

Morrison’s priorities say it all

November 19, 2021 - 09:37 -- Admin

Apparently, the most pressing issues for this government to address are dealing with non-existent voter fraud and protecting religious organisations’ rights to bigotry. The fact that they didn’t have an emissions reduction “plan” until a couple of days before COP26 is neither here nor there.  They have important stuff to do like coming up with…