Gloves are off
Australia will have a federal election in November this year, between Tweedle-Dum (the conservative 'Liberal' Party) and Tweedle-Dummer (the Labor Party).
Today, Prime Monster John Howard, who leads the right-of-Genghis Khan Liberals, announced that he will inflict nuclear power on this country. He uses as a weasly excuse that it will help prevent global warming. Of course, he was pushing this nonsense long before he was politically forced to admit, about six months ago, that there is even such a thing as global warming.
Also today, the so-called progressive Labor Party voted to end its 25-year opposition to new uranium mines. Kevin Rudd, who is the mini-me-Blair leader of Labor, has also seen to it that Labor's industrial relations policies are literally somewhat to the right of Sir Robert Menzies's.
It's years since Labor had any relevance (it had a bit, although it was always a bourgeois and never a progressive party), and it's sad to see two right-wing parties fighting it out, given the knowledge that (like the Dems and the Repugs in the USA) one of them will take power.
"Today we are witnessing a new low in moral cowardice in Australia."
Greens slam govt, Labor over policies
Categories: australia, labor, nuclear, progressive