Kiss over a million votes goodbye, Pauline. Wasn’t surprising after we revealed One Nation and the Nationals are financially, and now ideologically, in bed.
One Nation have pussied out and allowed themselves to capitulate to the wave of fake emotion in the wake of Christchurch. However, this was always coming from Latham.
That aside, this appears to be a recurrent psychological theme when it comes to political parties and mass shootings. I.e. run on supporting firearm rights and then allow themselves to get bullied by people standing on graves feigning outrage.
Ridiculous but a recurrent theme. Note to other parties: take the Leyonhjelm approach and not back down. Appeasement gets you nowhere, if you haven’t already realised.
If you’re voting pro-firearm then it’s quite simple, One Nation is off the list, at least in NSW.
You can take the man out of the Labor Party, but you can’t take the Labor Party out of the man.