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Howard vs Brown

September 1st, 2004 53 comments

I must say I’m mystified by the Liberals’ decision to open the election campaign with a series of broadsides against the Greens, the typical tone of which is given by a media statement from John Anderson entitled “Don’t Trust Your Vote with Wacky Greens”. A large part of the campaign seems to be an attempt to claim that the Greens’ policies on issues other than the environment are those of the “loony left” – economic radicalism, free drugs for kids, forcing people to ride bicycles and so on.

The first problem with this claim is that it’s nonsense, based on silly distortions that won’t stand up to even momentary scrutiny.
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