We are thankfully approaching the end of a long election campaign that has not been short of a bit of byplay and underhanded tactics. Early in the race, someone with a bit of time on their hands went around much of the electorate of Braddon and painted a gimp mask over Brett Whitely’s face on most his posters. Many people felt this was humorous and quite appropriate, sharing it enthusiastically on social media. While I may personally agree that the mask is a pretty good representation of Whitely’s value to the Australian people, I couldn’t agree with this type of strategy.
So that actually happened.
Judging by the fact that pretty much every intelligent person I know living in Britain was against it, I have to admit to being quite surprised that the British referendum on leaving the EU got through. I couldn’t see a good prima facie argument for leaving and it is hard to find a clear benefit to Britain. While much is uncertain about the future, the immediate impact on the British economy was pretty obvious. At least my Australian dollars will be worth more next time I go over for a holiday.
I don't think Eddie is sexist, just an ignorant jerk...