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Can Adam Bandt count?

1 August 2020

4:26 PM

1 August 2020

4:26 PM

Another day, another begging letter from the Greens. Another begging letter filled with complete bollocks.

Herr Doktor Senator Adam Bandt’s letter starts with all the usual “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope” tripe:

Blah, blah, blah… Hang on a moment. What’s that?


That’s a fascinating diagnosis by Herr Doktor Bandt.

To begin with, Northern Territory electorates are small. Very small. They only contain around 4-6,000 electors. “A few hundred votes” means a lot in Territory terms.

So, just the sweeping statement is dodgy enough to begin with.

But let’s look at the details of the claim. Here are the official NT Electoral Commission results for Nightcliff from the 2016 poll:

That “few hundred” is actually 18 hundred. The Greens received 726 out of 4079 primary votes — less than 18 per cent.

Herr Doktor Bandt is either innumerate, deluded, on the horse tranquillisers or telling out and out porkies to his party’s supporters. Maybe a mix of all four.

Whatever way, though, we couldn’t have a better demonstration of why the Greens should never have their hands on the purse strings of any administration in the land.

Wayne Swan had that curious little habit of describing tax increases as “savings”.

Given the shit they spout, Christ knows what the Greens would try to get away with.

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