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The Weak In Politics

The Weak In Politics

Friday 30 December, 2016
Heard in a Canberra restaurant “Where do you think the Labor Party will end up in 2017?” “The same place as Eddie Obeid” The World’s Worst Political Decision of 2016 Award The Friday Mash panel of international experts has given the Award to David Cameron for the Brexit referendum. Runners up were the US for […]
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Heard in a Canberra restaurant
“Where do you think the Labor Party will end up in 2017?”

“The same place as Eddie Obeid”

The World’s Worst Political Decision of 2016 Award
The Friday Mash panel of international experts has given the Award to David Cameron for the Brexit referendum.

Runners up were the US for electing Trump as President and the UK Labour Party for electing Jeremy Corbyn as leader for a second time.

Heard in a Melbourne pub
“What should Pauline Hanson do with the extra political power she’ll gain in 2017?”

“Contract it out to Cory Bernardi”

Heard in an LA sports bar
“Why do you think that the Trump effect will be similar to the greenhouse effect?”

“Because he will cause people’s temperatures to rise so much they will look like ripe tomatoes”

The World’s Best Political Decision of 2016 Award

“The Friday Mash panel of experts has given the Award to the US electorate for not electing Hillary, Bernie or Jeb Bush as President.

Heard at Westminster
“Do you think that the Queen will make it to the Brisbane Commonwealth Games in 2018?”

“No I think she’ll get beaten in the trials by William and Kate”

Heard at the Australian Reserve Bank
“What measures should the government take if there’s a short-term threat to the Triple A credit rating?”

“Call in Wayne Swan because he’s the expert at short-term budget surpluses”

Friday Mash experts forecast the momentous events that will shape our world in 2017

In desperation the US will turn to the power of prayer but it will have no influence on Trump whatsoever.

Brexit negotiations will become such a bugger’s muddle that the EU will attempt to simplify things by holding a referendum on whether to exit from the UK.

Hillary will go to live on Mars for a few years in order to try an entirely different approach in 2020 by running for President as the worst prepared candidate ever.

Tony Abbott will announce that the increasing divorce rate in Australia is the result of people wanting to take time out to prepare for the introduction of gay marriage.

Bill Shorten will undergo a major operation to separate him from the ACTU.

Cory Bernardi will go on tour with a new act featuring his Trump impersonations.

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