Just as the Coalition surges ahead to the lead in this election and Mr. Rudd’s increasing signs of rude ill-health are threatening to burst out from his rapidly expanding jowls, fitness freakoid and PM apparent Tony Abbott, who has been restraining his normally excessive over-the-topness with liberal lashings of straight jacketedness constraint and an uptightedness never before seen in a Catholic boy, has finally chucked the spaz that has always been just an eye twitch away.
In his desire to demonstrate to the Australian people that his boat people pogrom is more pogromatic that Labor’s, Mr Abbott and his team have announced an Indonesian boat buy-back scheme that has Indonesia’s people smuggling industry agog. By introducing a whole new economic incentive into the equation. A new customer for clapped-out coracles. Mr Abbott hopes to divert the people smugger’s attention from the profits to be gained from dropping people off near the Christmas Island foreshore, to the mega millions on offer by supplying the Australian government with a fuck-load of fishing boats.
It’s an imaginative plan. Will it work? Only time will tell. In the meantime – Anybody with a harbour view better get used to the idea that all of that open water will be the ideal place to park this forthcoming flotilla. That it until the great Indonesian fishing vessel fire-sale is required to fund the great paid parental leave scheme dummy spit.