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RIP Malcolm Fraser

Written By: - Date published: 8:32 am, March 21st, 2015 - 8 comments
Categories: australian politics - Tags: ,

The “last decent liberal” to serve as Australian PM has died, RIP Malcolm Fraser.

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8 comments on “RIP Malcolm Fraser ”

  1. Marksman33 1

    I remember well , when Malcolm was found wandering around a hotel in the States with no pants on. I figured he wasn’t so bad after all. R I P.

    • Yeah, that’s also the first thing that popped into my head, too, due to HG Nelson and Rampaging Roy Slaven riffing on it at any reasonable opportunity. The second thing, of course, is that he led a coup against the Whitlam Government. His cynical misuse of the Governor General’s authority meant he was referred to as Kerr’s cur for decades afterward.

      However, he was a small l liberal on a lot of social issues, and wasn’t afraid to act as the conscience of the Lib’s in his later life.

  2. Colonial Rawshark 2

    Notice how some people re-find their strongest conscience and their keenest sense of social responsibility: once they have left the ranks of the power elite. The very system and the environment it creates is toxic not just to the common person, but also to the people at the very top.

  3. Murray Rawshark 3

    He was a lot better in his last years than any Labor spokesperson. There was talk that he had been intending to start a new party which would pull away militarily from the US and A. Hmmm….wonder if the CIA/ASIO got him? I suppose we can just wait for ev to inform us.

  4. North 4

    It really is a bit fucked up when justifiably we start respecting the Old Tories, the Old Born To Rule, comparatively I mean. Would ackshilly confirm what a bunch of dangerous mutants the present lot are……

    • tc 4.1

      The present lot are effectively corporate raiders, asset strippers and con artists backed by large powerful entities.

      Fraser like Muldoon were about building something and were their own men who wanted to leave a legacy, key is about gutting NZ as directed by his handlers.

  5. Rob 5

    Ackshilly I think we could have a mutant or aberent piece of DNA amongst us in this pleasant land

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