Shanghai Scott roasted as Liugate intensifies

Aussie PM, Shanghai Scott, is on the back foot, at The Guardian:

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has told parliament he misheard a question from a journalist when he denied using the term Shanghai Sam, as Labor continues to attack the government over embattled Chinese-born MP Gladys Liu.

In question time on Monday, the Labor leader, Anthony Albanese, asked Morrison why he had denied using the term about former NSW Labor senator Sam Dastyari when he had used the phrase 17 times, including in the House of Representatives.

Morrison told Albanese he needed to “grow up”, and claimed he had misheard the question put to him during a press conference on Friday.

“I heard the word racism used twice in that question and that is what I was referring to,” Morrison said.

“If the best that the leader of the opposition can drum up is that withering attack, then I’m sure there is a lot of optimistic people who sit on the backbench of the Labor party who can see a big opportunity for themselves,” Morrison said.

Labor has continued the attack on Liu’s background following a series of revelations about her alleged ties to organisations linked to the Chinese Communist party and fundraising activities that have attracted the attention of security agencies.

Wokester central dedicated much of the night to Gladys Liu:

The only difference between Sam Dastayari and Gladys Liu is that the former took the Chinese drugs of influence while the latter pushed them. Who is worse to the national interest, I ask you?

Meanwhile, the genius Ms Liu is onto herself, at The Australian:

Embattled Liberal Gladys Liu has cancelled an $80-a-head political fundraiser slated to be held in her electoral office next week, with special guest former Victorian premier Ted Baillieu, because it would have breached parliamentary rules.

Organised by the Chisholm Club 200, a Liberal Party fundraising group in Ms Liu’s Melbourne electorate, the “Cocktail Party with special guests” was scheduled for next Tuesday in Ms Liu’s Burwood office from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.

An invitation for the fundraiser says club members could gain entry for free but non-members would be charged $80 a head.

As is Bob Katter:

Independent MP Bob Katter has backed calls in Parliament to require Liberal backbencher Gladys Liu to explain her past membership of groups linked to the Chinese Communist Party.

The maverick Queenslander laughed off his decision to sit alongside Ms Liu in a key vote in Parliament on Monday by saying he made a mistake and “nearly died of shock” when he realised who was next to him.

While Mr Katter voted with the government to reject a Labor attempt to attack Prime Minister Scott Morrison, he said this did not mean he backed Ms Liu against Labor’s call for her to speak in Parliament.

“I nearly died of shock when I found out who I was sitting next to,” Mr Katter said.

You’re not on your Pat Malone there, Bob.

And the tax office is onto another agent of influence who met with, and bribed donated to, all parties wherever he went:

Exiled billionaire Huang Xiangmo, a central figure in the NSW corruption watchdog’s investigation into Labor Party donations, has had his Australian assets frozen as the Tax Office pursues him for $140 million.

The ATO sought urgent orders in the Federal Court in Sydney on Monday to freeze the local assets of Mr Huang and his wife Jiefang as it seeks to claw back millions in allegedly unpaid tax and penalties.

Mr Huang, a wealthy property developer and major political donor, has resided in Hong Kong since his Australian permanent residency visa was cancelled on December 5 last year for reasons including character grounds.

Ms Liu has to go.

Comments

    • no it ain’t; Liu has powerful protectors.

      In a few days the media will tire of the story, and the government will feed us something else to be outraged about.
      She’ll still be an MP, and in a week we’ll have forgotten about it…

  1. If nothing else, Sam Dastardlyari made the point well, she should do it for her own sanity

    But of course, power.

    Am I alone in detesting James Paterson.

    • No!!!!! You are certainly not alone in detesting that sycophant miscreant little F****r! So smug in front of the mirror tying his John Howard Windsor tie knot and all.
      HST – I haven’t always been an early adopter of fashion, for example. I oft times have to stop and check myself along the lines of “am I missing something here” – when I observe people so young adopting such flawed positions and zealously protecting them against all evidence. Is is because they are recruited young and feel loyalty? Genetics? Birth rights? As someone of science and economics training it baffles me that they might believe in eg trickle down. Does anyone? Logically, no. Which means they are trying to trick me … sustain the unsustainable … incentives, bonuses, not on my watch …

    • No!!!!! You are certainly not alone in detesting that sycophant miscreant little F****r! So smug in front of the mirror tying his John Howard Windsor tie knot and all.
      HST – I haven’t always been an early adopter of fashion, for example. I oft times have to stop and check myself along the lines of “am I missing something here” – when I observe people so young adopting such flawed positions and zealously protecting them against all evidence. Is is because they are recruited young and feel loyalty? Genetics? Birth rights? As someone of science and economics training it baffles me that they might believe in eg trickle down. Does anyone? Logically, no. Which means they are trying to trick me … sustain the unsustainable … incentives, bonuses, not on my watch …

    • I reckon they are just working out what to do in a by-election. Do they run another “Chinese Australian” candidate against most likely an ALP one? Or maybe they are digging for dirt on the ALP candidate first.

      • John Howards Bowling Coach

        Jason I think they might both wake up and realise that the electorate of Chisholm, although heavily populated by Chinese, have around 80% non Chinese voters. So if the parties want to avoid the backlash against Chinese in Australia and China and the CCP, they should put forward a candidate of European descent who 80% of the voters would find it easier to identify with. Regarding Ms Yang the ALP candidate she is equally ambitious for a political career as Ms Liu and was also a member of many of the Chinese Government groups despite as not being a Mainlander (she is Taiwanese). So the ALP would have Crap for brains to endorse her again.

  2. > because it would have breached parliamentary rules.

    It seems the the CCP do soft corruption well but are still struggling with actual rules of democracy once they get into power.

    And what did you mean to say here?

    “The only difference between Sam Dastayari and Gladys Liu is that the former took ; the Chinese drugs of influence while the latter took them. “

  3. TailorTrashMEMBER

    When poor old old bob Katter realised who he had sat next to he had that same look on his face as if he had trodden in a pile of dog sh1t …….

  4. “Exiled billionaire Huang Xiangmo, a central figure in the NSW corruption watchdog’s investigation into Labor Party donations, has had his Australian assets frozen as the Tax Office pursues him for $140 million.”

    It wasn’t just Labor that accepted large donations from Huang Xiangmo. Over the years his companies “donated” huge amounts to both major parties. The LNP gladly accepted his cash, just as the ALP did. No one is innocent here.

    https://thediplomat.com/2019/02/why-did-australia-push-out-a-chinese-communist-party-linked-billionaire/

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-12/huang-xiangmos-development-linked-to-greater-sydney-commission/9247860

  5. Dastyari to Paterson: “We’re getting lectured here by the IPA who actually hide every single donation they receive and make.” 😆😆😆
    BANG!!! spot on✔all ipa personnel can eat this…..just belt ’em over the head with this fact.. ‘ipa washes illegal money’

  6. Albo could do with lessons in how to ask a question with some bite and menace behind it. His question sounded like a kid asking the teacher for permission to to go pee …….. please sir, may i ?!
    Labor is gonna take a hit or two during this, but if they are smart, they could nail scummo (liar from the shire is nice) to this. But I’m thinking they are gonna let this slip away ……….

  7. david collyerMEMBER

    A party visibly putting its political interests above national security is in big trouble. Morrison is losing support and PM authority by the day. Liu will take him down unless he puts himself at real distance from her.

    • Yes, Morrisons judgement is terrible! Though saying that he, Angus Tailor etc seem to have got away with things in the past just by boldly denying it until interest fades

    • 5 or 10 years ago I would’ve agreed wholeheartedly but today the political class has successfully detached public scrutiny from accountability. These fvckers operate with impunity, pretty much doing whatever the fvck they like with minimal accountability. Morrison will just wait this out, there will be another distraction soon enough but it doesn’t help that Labor’s a shambles, Albanese’s the great disappointment and a media that’s largely complicit.