The Pickering Post
Thursday, 18th January 2018

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Larry Pickering

Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.

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A VERY SHORT HONEYMOON FOR KEV

I was wrong when I said that even the union factions wouldn’t be stupid enough to install Kev again! But they were stupid enough, and we watched it all unfold. The AWU’s Bill Shorten, (Big Bill Ludwig’s apprentice) held enough faction votes in his hot little hand to ensure Rudd got the nod.



IT MIGHT AS WELL RAIN UNTIL SEPTEMBER

If you want to know what’s happening in Canberra, get to know the Comcar drivers. In my time in the fishbowl I found they were the best source of intel, both juicy and substantial.


GILLARD CAN CHOOSE HER OWN POISON

First she needs to accept her salad days of socialism are over, terminally banished to supersede Whitlam in shameful pages of school history books. Julia could readily choose a number of humane methods for her demise:


'THE AGE' PROVES WHAT WE ALL KNEW...

it's just another Left wing Fairfax rag

Any doubt as to where ‘The Age’ places itself in the political spectrum is lost in its blind and embittered editorial this morning: A tearful entreaty for Gillard to stand down so that Abbott may not take the reins of Government.



NOT 'THE AUSTRALIAN', SURELY!

“Shorten left out of the Gillard loop”, screamed ‘The Australian’ this morning. “Hmmm”, I thought, “Gillard’s loop? What the hell would Shorten be doing in Gillard’s loop anyway?” He’s an ambitious little loner with a blue tie!


JULIA OFF TO JAKARTA... but maybe as a tourist

Is Julia’s heart breaking for the thousands drowned or is her neck breaking to discredit Abbott’s plans to stop the boats? The latter is the obvious but Julia will not be welcome in Indonesia and she may not even be PM.



RUDD DOES HAVE THE NUMBERS... but they're no good to him

I recall writing two years ago (regarding Gillard’s tenure in Office) that I will pour a glass of good red, roll a smoke and sit back and watch the mayhem, because Gillard will be impossible to get rid of...well, I’ve rolled another smoke, topped up my red and she is still here.


AN IRRELEVANT REFERENDUM

A Bill for a referendum on Constitutional recognition of councils could have passed had it not been for Abbott’s belated reticence. What was he thinking?


FOR WHOM THE POLL TOLLS

This site has consistently claimed that Kevin Rudd can never lead Labor again. Polls that show a Rudd return might give Labor a fighting chance are misleading and indicate only the extremity of the public’s distaste for Gillard.



FAIRFAX MORALLY AND FINANCIALLY BANKRUPT

Old associates of mine are departing a failing Fairfax in disgust. It is left with a skeleton staff of Left wing and Green rabble desperate to support Julia Gillard to the last.


INSIDERS OFFSIDE AGAIN

The ABC is a rats’ nest of taxpayer-funded, dishonest socialists who fail to hold this disgraceful Prime Minister to account. It starts asking hard questions of this Government only once an outcome is imminent, in fear of Abbott reforming it or justifiably auctioning off its licence.

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