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Are the Greens an actual travelling circus?

25 January 2018

6:00 PM

25 January 2018

6:00 PM

You would think there is one TV show in the nation, which wouldn’t show the Greens up for the ludicrous leftie circus they are – The Project.

Think again.

Last night, in what has to have been the most awkward TV interview of the year so far, Greens MP David Shoebridge beamed at the camera, and all that was missing was juggling.

In efforts to step up road safety, NSW police are to start testing for cocaine, in addition to other drugs they’ve targeted to date. Makes sense, you may think.

Not so fast.

Shoebridge claims that current drug testing is biased in favour of more privileged members of society. On the basis of? Nothing.

He claimed cocaine users are “wealthy” and “influential”, on the basis of? Shaky stilts.

Victoria police believe cocaine has been a factor in less than one per cent of road trauma. However, Shoebridge has claimed they haven’t been tested before now because most users are “rich and powerful”.

He claimed, “those wealthy and privileged types are getting off like they normally do.” That coming from a Greens MP.

In a statement, a spokesman for Roads Minister Melinda Pavey said, “For Mr Shoebridge to suggest the government is trying to protect one group of people from one particular area of Sydney is wrong and in fact a preposterous suggestion.”

How exactly do the Greens conduct their brainstorming for worthy projects of taxpayer focus? Who selects their bonkers campaigns? Who oversees the crazy claims? Who manages this circus?

Yes, the majority of people in Australia are sick and tired of Mr Average being penalised at Mr Rich’s expense and Mr Minted getting special treatment. But for the Greens to think that, strategically, concocting fantasy conspiracies will help their cause is, even for them, bizarre.

Shoebridge has previously been vocal against the use of drug-detection dogs.

The Greens are the only party in NSW to oppose the use of police sniffer dogs. Their work on this has been ongoing since 2002. The Greens raised a bill to end the use of drug detection dogs in a public place without a warrant. Just sit with that for a moment…

Who are these people – and are we funding the big top?

Illustration: Wikimedia Commons.

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