Clive Palmer and Craig Kelly are dangerous – ignore their buffoonery
It may seem that Clive Palmer and Craig Kelly have a lot of money and little common sense, but their anti-vaccine quackery will put the lives of Australians at risk.
On Monday, two of the fiercest forces in Australian politics combined to contest the upcoming federal elections. Former Liberal MP Craig Kelly announced that he would join Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party as its parliamentary leader. The party, the couple said, will contest all seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
It’s a match made in heaven, if your idea of heaven is two upside-down buffoons who have made it through the pandemic undermining Australians’ belief in the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and enhancing unproven or disproven treatments.
Politically, there is not much to suggest that their union will be anything but a political fizzer. Regardless of whether Palmer’s spends sank Labor in the 2019 election, the mining tycoon’s unprecedented $ 80 million electoral spending failed to achieve his primary goal of electing even a single candidate.
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