Political nasties paddle in shallow pool


I am an anarchist. My preference is no government.

And so I spent 15 years in Parliament behind enemy lines, including three years in the heart of the beast as a minister.

I would like to report that politics is a nasty, dirty business, filled with fools and liars. But it’s not.

I found our politicians honest, charming, likeable and smart.

There were exceptions. It is, after all, a House of Representatives. But the nasty ones never made it far or lasted long.


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