Author Topic: Why hasn't it happened before?  (Read 1568 times)

Ian H

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Why hasn't it happened before?
« on: March 28, 2013, 09:00:54 AM »
For over half a century now I have been reporting on political meeting of all colours In all that time there is one thing that has stood out at all meetings except those of the Conservatives an empty head would stand and claim to have been a member of the party for a great number of years usually about ten years. Then the would ask a machine like question from the pamphlets put out by the conservatives and used by the simple in the place of brains.

Last night a man stood he was a twelve year member of the Labor party and would like the Labor Prime-minister to explain.

There was silence even maybe anger but to me the ritual is very much part of Australian politics but the Prime Minster grinned. The audience broke into laughter.

I have read the latest Conservative manifesto as well. Next question please.

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Re: Why hasn't it happened before?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 03:14:58 PM »
I am wondering if 50 years ago it would not have been safe to tread the path of such an infiltration.

Ian H

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Re: Why hasn't it happened before?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 03:33:49 PM »
Don fifty years ago most of the fun as going out of public meetings. They were beginning to evolve into what they are today.

But the false claim of membership has been around since the Greeks.

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Re: Why hasn't it happened before?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 12:53:33 AM »
ah...well, the comments have cleared up my confusion a bit!  Cathleen

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Re: Why hasn't it happened before?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 02:58:19 AM »
Lost me Cathleen...
I'm not much on any politics ....