The “What Do Politicians Really Mean,” WDPRM for short, is a quick interactive news translation for vote-newbies.
Today’s big news story :
“Domestic spy agency ASIO, which scrutinised the citizenship request, previously warned the Liberal, Labor and National parties about taking cash from Mr Huang Xiangmo, fearing he could try to advance Beijing’s interests.”
“The Government has always acted consistent with the advice that we’ve received and that’s what has happened on this occasion,” he [Scott Morrison] said.
Mr Morrison highlighted laws banning foreign donations that came into force on January 1.” ABC News 06.02.2019
Translation: The Liberals, Nationals and Labor both know how to play the game, beween the three of us we accepted $1 million dollars of official donations from this Chinese mole (unofficial donations are another matter). When ASIO gave us the heads-up that Huang Xiangmo’s citizenship will be stripped for espionage, we quickly implemented a fake law to cover our fat arses. Win/win.
“He said previous political donations had been accepted “in good faith”, based on information known at the time, suggesting the Liberal Party would not return any of Mr Huang’s contributions.” ABC News 06.02.2019
Translation: Meh, there are plenty of fish which swim in our oceans. And do you really think that Asio’s recommendation was just a recommendation? Wink.
Snapshot of well networked politicians and Mr Huang Xiangmo who refused to comment and/or the Fake Media refused to request a comment:
Annabelle @ The Art of Flag-waving