Clive Palmer's China blast leaves Australia red-faced

By Fergus Ryan

The Member for Fairfax’s extraordinary attack on the Chinese government was bad enough when he used the words “mongrels” and “bastards” to describe them, but was made worse still when Palmer United Party Senator Jacqui Lambie doubled down on her leader’s comments when she warned of a “Chinese communist invasion”. "We should be looking into using missiles if another nation attacks us," Lambie told Macquarie Radio on Tuesday, adding "we need to stop our grandchildren from becoming slaves to an anti-democratic power”.

While Palmer’s abusive comments were unhelpful, so too is the soft bigotry of low expectations represented by Colin Barnett’s comments yesterday. “The Chinese are confused by this, he’s a member of parliament,” the Western Australia Premier told media.

Read more here: Business Spectator


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