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Mark Latham goes One Nation

Mark Latham to go One Nation

UPDATE: Listen to Hanson/Latham/Jones interview below!

This news comes as no surprise to Morning Mailers and all we ask is what took so long? Latham was once a stalwart Labor figure, politically astute, outspoken, and in Aussie terms a bit of a larrikin. You may recall the fracas involving a taxi driver’s arm? Labor ranks will be sniffing and snorting about him being a traitor and wanting to burn him at the stake. Labor’s Marxist base is a only a bit short of the Islamic culture in which apostates are severely punished. Former Tasmanian Labor premier David Bartlett was the first Labor dolt to condemn. The Coalition will be guffawing down their collective sleeves in dismissal. Until reality sets in, particularly around the traps in the Hanson territory of Queensland. Even a fool knows the fragility of politics Australia and the unholy mess donated as a Turnbull legacy, which he says he will vigorously defend—what a jolly good idea—the faecal touch lives on!

It is understood he [Latham] will today ­announce he will take on a leadership role as the head of One ­Nation in NSW. But Senator Hanson’s spokesman said Mr Latham would not be on One Nation’s Senate ticket. He confirmed on 2GB yesterday he would return to politics, saying he would be making an ­announcement about joining One Nation “soon”. “Watch this space,” he told host Ben Fordham.

Source: News Corp

Mark Latham to join Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

Former Labor leader Mark Latham is to join Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.

Former Tasmanian Labor premier David Bartlett called him a “sick, sad, sorry loser” after the news broke.

Mr Latham turned to political commentary after quitting ­federal parliament in 2005 following John Howard’s victory over Labor the previous year.

He says he was sacked as a columnist for the Australian Financial Review in 2015 for making ­offensive comments about Rosie Batty, whose ex-husband murdered her son.

He also worked as a co-host of the Outsiders show on Sky News, but was sacked following offensive comments about fellow Sky presenters and the teenage daughter of the Reserve Bank governor.

He made his return to political life this year by joining the Liberal Democratic Party, but quit in September, saying he was being blocked from running for a Senate spot.

“The Liberal Democrats have got a national executive that’s debating a potential role for me for quite some time and a couple of members there said, ‘Look, this thing is such a mess internally, we’re supportive of you but we think you’re a better chance of running in a different party or under a different guise’,” he said shortly before quitting the party.

Mr Latham sparked speculation he was joining One ­Nation when he recorded a robo-call for Senator Hanson during the Longman by-election campaign in July.

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  • luk1955 07/11/2018, 6:32 am

    Were those comments about SN presenters true? We see freedom of speech dying in this country as people are becoming offended at every tiny remark. The reserve bank governor is a false title as the RB is a private company in the hands of 2 families, and has nothing at all to do with the governments of Australia. When has the RB been audited? Never, as the RB in the US has also never been audited.

    • DT 07/11/2018, 7:35 am

      That is not correct, the RBA was formed, a government department, after sale of the government owned Commonwealth Bank.

      RBA is often said to be a registered in New York company because it is registered to enable the bank to look after the A$, to defend the A$ in the foreign exchange market.

      RBA also oversees commercial banking.

    • Neville 07/11/2018, 11:00 pm

      Called you out on this several times previously, luk.
      Now I call your hand – proof, or shut up.

  • Lorraine 07/11/2018, 9:42 am

    I see it as very good especially for Pauline Hanson, Mark Latham has huge amounts of common sense, and if he takes his meds daily should stay on track. Pauline need to talk to Ross Cameron and try and get this man on board. The more the public see known faces, faces that are conservative all the better, it makes PR easy. I wish him well. The more votes that flow are votes Labor and the Greens miss out on…….

  • Lorraine 07/11/2018, 10:44 am

    just read Barnaby Joyce having trouble in preselection, he should leave the Nationals and join AC of PHON. the young set of the Liberals and the Nationals have decided they know what is best for their voters.

  • Albert 07/11/2018, 11:00 am

    Well, if nothing else he will set the cat among the Lib/Lab/Watermelon pigeons.

    • Gregoryno6 07/11/2018, 11:13 am

      True, Albert. Latham will give them hell.
      Despite that I’m not sure that Pauline+Mark is a good combination. Pauline has her own way of doing things and so does Mark. I’m being diplomatic here.

  • Aktosplatz 07/11/2018, 2:14 pm

    Heard Scott Morrison having a laugh about Mark Latham, saying he switches from one party to another.

    Morrison can talk (Pot calling Kettle Black)- the Liberals swap leaders and policies after people voted for them in elections. More than half of the Liberals are LINOs.

    At least with Pauline and Mark you know what they stand for, and what I hear so far, it sounds great!

  • TommyGun 07/11/2018, 3:27 pm

    The stuff of legends!
    Good on him. I hope he does well.

  • Cliff 07/11/2018, 4:53 pm

    Am I missing something? Apart from scoring a pension, what does he hope to achieve in the NSW Upper House? Is it a method to keep himself a far away from Pauline Hanson as possible (and minimise the chances of clashing with her, as all others attempting to work with her have done)?
    .
    That aside, (which I admit, may be a very big issue), surely he’d be of far better use, able to cause more damage to Labor and the Greens, (and in a far better position to assume an even more senior position in One Nation) in the Federal Senate.

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