THOMSON NOT THE END OF LABOR
Bill Shorten decided, via legislation, to make it harder for union crooks to escape Scott free with millions in members’ funds.
The Opposition wanted penalties of hundreds of thousands of dollars imposed but ex-AWU National Secretary, Shorten, wanted a mere $6,600.
Shorten got his way and of course it sailed through the Senate.
Where the hell the extra $600 came from is a mystery... maybe he thought it would attract GST.
Perhaps Shorten was confident Thomson could handle the $6,600 on his ear. You see the little man with the wandering appendage knew it could only be civil charges instigated by FWA. But did he allow for 37 of them?
Shorten is rightly concerned for Thomson’s potential bankruptcy, making him ineligible to sit in Parliament.
Whatever happens it will not affect Gillard’s numbers.
Shorten isn’t concerned for the looming police criminal charges, he can string that little problem out for another two years, well past Gillard’s tenure of hard Labor.
Early in the new year the Federal Court will find Thomson guilty of many “misdeeds” multiplied by $6,600 and he also will be ordered to repay the misappropriated amounts.
Of course Thomson will not be able to afford such a substantial amount and the ALP cannot be seen to be continuing to pay his legal fees as an “independent”.
So, how will the brothel creeper Thomson and the ALP get around this one?
Well, it's easy really, you see the very unions he stole from will be only too pleased to assist with (a’hem) a low interest “loan”.
Now, that becomes a double whammy for poor union members. But they are only union members, they will understand, won't they?
Crumbs, how 36 people in every 100 support this government is beyond me.