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Faced with democracy Simon shakes his tiny fists

By johnboy - 2 April 2009 16

Simon Corbell, in his capacity as Manager of Government Business in the Legislative Assembly is throwing a spectacular tantrum that the democratically elected Assembly is having the temerity to not pass every Bill or Motion his Government throws before it.

    The ACT Greens and Liberals have gone on strike, and are blocking the passage and debate of important motions and bills in the ACT Legislative Assembly, Manager of Government Business Simon Corbell, said.

    “The Opposition and Crossbench have gone on strike and are putting political strategy ahead of the best interests of the community,” Mr Corbell said.

Maybe you need to start talking to them instead of shouting at them Simon.

Nothing’s getting past until you get the numbers on the floor.

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16 Responses to
Faced with democracy Simon shakes his tiny fists
poptop 8:36 am 03 Apr 09

The ALP-Greens partnership appears to be maturing well.

*Waits for Meredith’s response to Simon’s spray.*

Thumper 8:10 am 03 Apr 09

We could have had a dream-team coalition government, just imagine….his royal doucheness Zed as leader, Meredith as treasurer, Caroline could have planning

Or we could have Katie and Hargreaves! One is not responsible and the other can’t remember anything after lunch.

PM 1:12 am 03 Apr 09

What about abusing misdirected sarcasm? I thought that’s what the RiotACT was all about…!

harley 1:06 am 03 Apr 09

but we can still abuse the pollies, right?

johnboy 9:51 pm 02 Apr 09

I’m going to have to ask you guys to make your points without abusing other commenters.

Donewrong 9:49 pm 02 Apr 09

vg, you are a tosser.

A part of me wishes that the liberals had formed government instead, so we could all sit back and watch the Assembly and the city implode in spectacular fashion.

We could have had a dream-team coalition government, just imagine….his royal doucheness Zed as leader, Meredith as treasurer, Caroline could have planning…

Smackbang 9:38 pm 02 Apr 09

Real mature, vg. Why don’t you go crawl back under the rock you came from.

imhotep 6:55 pm 02 Apr 09

Someone should explain to the ALP that they won 37.4% of the vote, which means that more than 62% of people didn’t actually vote for them.

Suck it up, Simon

vg 6:40 pm 02 Apr 09

Will he get depressed again?

trevar 5:54 pm 02 Apr 09

Both, I’m sure.

Pommy bastard 4:59 pm 02 Apr 09

Thumper said :

Simon still has a majority hangover.

“Combover”, surely?

Mr Evil 4:54 pm 02 Apr 09

Dante said :

……..If Labor don’t buck up quickly and realise that this is democracy in action, they’re going to get a real shock at the next election.

You reckon????

They’ve been acting like this for the past few years, and yet they still keep getting voted back in.

Is it any wonder that ACT Labor treat ACT voters with utter contempt if the electorate keep mindlessly voting for them even though they treat the Legislative Assembly like some tinpot dictatorship.

Thumper 4:34 pm 02 Apr 09

Simon still has a majority hangover.

Dante 4:28 pm 02 Apr 09

I didn’t realise that opposition parties had to show unwavering support?

If Labor don’t buck up quickly and realise that this is democracy in action, they’re going to get a real shock at the next election.

jakez 3:56 pm 02 Apr 09

I reserve comment until I find out the why. It’s a bit much to believe that the Liberals and Greens are blocking these, simply to twiddle their thumbs.

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