The weirdest insults politicians threw each other in government this year


Are you ready for the sickest burns by the most fire politicians of 2016?

Bar a certain southeast Asian leader and a president-elect, most insults thrown around in politics this year were more mild than wild. But nonetheless weird.

The Society of Clerks have compiled this year’s naughtiest expressions in their most recent version of journal, The Table. It’s full to the brim with terms uttered by politicians in the parliaments of countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India and South Africa. 

Get ready for the tamest, lamest calls ever. Except in Australia, where they really DGAF. Read more…

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Politician unleashes bizarre whip analogy in response to refugee protesters


Conservative politician George Christensen has been a bad, bad boy on Twitter.

Australian parliament was interrupted Wednesday by an estimated 30 protesters, there to demand an end to what they see as the inhumane treatment of refugees.

But rather than hear them out, politicians either walked straight out, turned their backs or, in some cases, implied the need for corporeal punishment.

Protestors from Whistleblowers, Activists and Citizens Alliance (WACA) linked arms and reportedly even superglued their hands to part of the building in defence of refugees stuck in mandatory detention centres offshore. Read more…

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