This morning Trade Minister Andrew Robb called out Alan Jones for pushing CFMEU arguments against trade deals. Fairly indicative of Alan Jones decent into socialism. He is now aligned with the CFMEU!
Remember Heather Ridout? She was the business yes-woman for the Ruddllard Regime. As further evidence of AJ’s decline, he has resorted this morning to quoting Ridout in attacking free trade. Add in AJ’s role in getting the QLD LNP gov’t voted out; his irrational opposition to coal seam gas; constant lobbying for farmer welfare payments; opposition to basically every mining and gas application; and support for same sex marriage and one has to wonder where his political leanings are these days.
It is telling that Andrew Bolt has not been on AJ’s show for many months, at least.
Within the context of Aidos America.
Who ever put that Australian Immigration pamphlet together should get some type of art prize. America needs a Phillip Ruddock / Scott Morrison person to take control.
It is about time the PM gave Alan Jones a wide berth. Apart from Jones’ irrational dislike of coal seam gas and therefore the QLD LNP, he is starting to lose touch.
Alan Jones’ long running campaign against coal seam gas is coming undone. From Andrew Bolt:
But the NSW Labor campaign against coal-seam gas is even more disgraceful. NSW produces only 5 per cent of the natural gas it uses and soon faces soaring prices or even rationing.
But a huge gas deposit in Pilliga, bought by Santos for nearly $1 billion, and another at Gloucester could supply the state with 70 per cent of its gas for years.
Yet Foley, his campaign going backwards, has now announced a Labor government will block the Pilliga gas project from going into production.
Sure, that could win cheap votes. After all, the anti coal-seam gas hysteria is astonishing, pushed by talkback hosts and scary propaganda films such Frackman and Gasland.
But, again, almost nothing Labor claims about the Pilliga project is true.
No, it won’t affect water recharge in the Great Artesian Basin. No, it won’t use water we cannot spare. No, its fracking won’t contaminate our groundwater.
That last one is the big bogey — that fracking technology, splitting the rocks underneath to release pockets of gas, will pollute our water and kill our crops.
Yet where’s the evidence?
An inquiry by NSW Chief Scientist Mary O’Kane failed to identify a single incident of contamination by fracking in the 2.5 million wells drilled around the world.
Yet Foley still threatens to destroy a $2 billion project critical to meeting NSW’s energy needs just to profit from the fears of the uninformed.
Wonder what 2GB HQ has to say about this?
Not for the first time Andrew Bolt has called out Jones’ for the agrarian green socialist that he is.
Host of Q and A Tony Jones from last night.
TONY JONES: So how does a Prime Minister survive when 40% of his MPs vote against his leadership, because history will tell you that’s very unlikely.
Um let me re-phrase this: How does a leader of the opposition (Bill Shorten) survive when his own party voted against him becoming the leader? The ALP rank and file voted for Anthony Albanese to be the leader. It was the ALP party room that voted by Bill Shorten!
Alan Jones was on fire on fiscal and ALP issues, then he started talking about coal seam gas and mining.
CHRIS BOWEN: Well, I was just pointing out that after some of the things Alan Jones has said about previous Prime Ministers, it’s a bit rich to say every Australian should support the Prime Minister of the party.
ALAN JONES: Well, you didn’t support your two.
History will say that voting out the Howard government at the end of 2007 was the greatest set back for this nation since the fall of Singapore in 1942.
AUSTRALIA could have its fifth change of prime minister in just five years if Tony Abbott is rolled in a leadership spill on Tuesday.
Business leaders and economists have warned the unprecedented level of political uncertainty could jeopardise the economy and bring jobs growth to a standstill.
If Turnbull becomes PM next week, more or less it will be the beginning of the end of the Liberal Party. Preferably there will be a mass defection to the Nationals leaving Turnbull with a shell of a party to lead.