I love Australian politics, it is as brutal as it is beautiful. There are no sooks and they play for keeps.
A union boss has recently tried to rinse a Labor party veteran out of the party because he dared to support privatisation in New South Wales.
He got all the other affiliated unions to line up behind him in the move, and then he got shanked in a beautiful piece of skullduggery using his own stupidity.
The union official who began a push to expel Labor veteran Martin Ferguson from the ALP for his views on privatisation believes the official story of how the Twin Towers in New York were brought down on September 11, 2001 is a conspiracy that does not stand up to scientific scrutiny.
Maritime Union of Australia official Kevin Bracken last week moved a motion condemning Mr Ferguson for publicly supporting power privatisation in New South Wales during the recent state election and urging the Victorian branch of the Labor Party to kick him out. That motion was unanimously passed by all state leaders of affiliated unions.
Mr Bracken told Fairfax Media on Wednesday that he did not resile from his views – expressed in an interview with the ABC’s Jon Faine back in 2010 – that “the official story is a conspiracy theory that doesn’t stand up to scientific scrutiny”. Read more »