ABC Online has an interesting story in which a farmer’s “Buy Australian” push has met with a spectacular piece of f*ckwittery by one agriculture counsellor with the US Embassy in Canberra, Andrew Burst.
It’s just doesn’t sound to me that it’s in the spirit of free trade.
Like the US has never seen a “Buy American” campaign? Oh please, no seriously, if I laugh any harder red wine is going to be all over the place.
We’re not even talking about a government funded campaign. Frankly if produce was labelled by country of origin it WOULD influence my purchasing decisions. (But, as previously mentioned, I am a schmuck).
Anyway well done Andrew, sent to represent a country widely considered to be untrustworthy hypocrites, at a critical time, you’ve done wonders.