Obviously the threat by a man whose party seems to have lost its only seat at the election and who is only in Parliament because of a botched preference deal by Labor in 2004 (a gift that keeps on kicking them in the crotch) to block supply (for the few weeks between the budget and his removal from Parliament on 1st July) is somewhat infuriating to the vast mass of Australians who, once again, quite deliberately did not vote for his party.
But what’s funnier is how he justifies it:
“The Australian people have decided they don’t want Labor returned for a further three years. The voters are clearly not happy with Labor,” Senator Fielding told The Australian yesterday.
The irony. Oh, the irony. If he wasn’t going to hold us to ransom for 10 months until the voters’ decision to get rid of him is finally carried out, it would almost be funny.
UPDATE: Tony Abbott has shot down Steve’s last ditch cry for relevance. How ungrateful.