Australia has stolen the crown previously held by Canada as the most embarrassing country in the world. It’s not the Australian people’s fault but the fault of their heroically useless political class. Peevish, petty, bullying, irrational, slippery, dishonest, CCP-controlled, authoritarian and quite epically thick, Australia’s governing class is so inept and wrongheaded that it threatens to make even Kazakhstan’s look like a model of integrity.”
– Believe me when I say James Delingpole is just getting started.
Brendan O’Neill also lets rip:
Australia has humiliated itself
Australia’s treatment of Novak Djokovic has been cynical, unfair and cruel.
So, the Australian authorities’ petty, vindictive, back-covering campaign against Novak Djokovic has backfired spectacularly. Oz politicians and blowhard members of the Australian media elite tried to make an example of Djokovic. They turned him into a global spectacle, implicitly inviting people across the world to point a bony finger of judgement at this rich, arrogant sportsman and to say: ‘It’s because of people like him that we’re in this Covid mess.’ They tried, essentially, to humiliate him before the closely watching eyes of the global media. But they ended up humiliating themselves. They made a spectacle of their own dearth of principle and their addiction to Covid authoritarianism. It is Australia itself that now stands exposed before the world as a once great nation that has thoroughly and tragically lost the plot……
We’ve become an international embarrassment.
Both columnists are undeniably correct.
Scomo and company, MSM fuckwits,assorted bedwetting thumbsuckers have totally trashed Australia’s reputation.
Fair go my arse.
Jury’s out on that one. The government banned Novac because they believed there were votes in it. Hopefully they were wrong, however a large portion, if not a majority of Australians wanted him banned.
An international djoke.
The federal and Victorian governments have used Djokovic for political purposes.
It has blown up spectacularly in their faces.