MARLES WEAVES HIMSELF A WEB
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.
Richard Marles, Monday, Feb 17: “Labor's PNG (Manus Island) solution is the principal reason the boats have stopped.” Richard Marles, Tuesday, Feb 18: "This is now the second serious incident which has occurred at the Manus Island detention facility since the Abbott Government came to power."
Labor’s Shadow Trade Minister, Richard Marles gains more credence when he says nothing.
Poor Richard is having a terrible time trying to claim credit for Rudd’s Manus Island “solution” while at the same time blaming Abbott for a Manus Island disaster.
Kevin Rudd’s PNG “solution” was one of his more frantic pre-election thought bubbles that was bound to burst. A desperate idea to redress a situation for which he was solely responsible.
Only Rudd’s addled brain could have conceived of such a notion as PNG.
Rudd’s concept of resettling processed “refugees” from Manus Island to Port Moresby was his parting moment of sheer lunacy, but if you throw enough money at PM O'Neill, anything is possible.
“Pickering Post” reported last October that, “It (Rudd’s PNG Solution) will create an insoluble civil war to our north between Islamic refugees, and jealously indigenous tribal gangs of savage head-hunting, pig-loving cannibals whose only law is a bush knife, payback, voodoo, and black magic.”
There has never been two more incompatible cultures on earth than that of a New Guinean and an Islamist. And they should never be settled in the same country, let alone on the same island.
It's London to a brick on that Morrison’s final report of what actually happened on Manus Island will bear that out.
And as for the marvellous Mr Marles? Sorry mate, there is only one reason the boats have stopped and it has nought to do with Manus Island or any other processing centre: Abbott stopped them and turned them around, just like he said he would.
Remember? Just like you (and the Indonesians) said he couldn’t?