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PostSubject: Mark Latham announces he’s joining One Nation   Wed 07 Nov 2018, 7:46 am

MARK Latham has officially confirmed he will join Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party as its leader in NSW.

It comes after the former Labor leader was asked about his political comeback on Ben Fordham’s 2GB program yesterday.

According to the Today show he will also run for the NSW Legislative Council — the state’s Upper House.

His most pressing policies will include failings in the education system, political correctness, identity politics and power prices.

“One Nation has the policies and NSW certainly needs a third choice — Labor and Liberal are on the nose,” he told 2GB.

“I want to provide people with a choice, a third choice, to say you can vote One Nation and have practical, commonsense solutions to these big issues in our state.”

Senator Hanson said her new recruit would help put the major parties on notice.

“I intend to take it up to them in the federal (parliament) and Mark will take it up to them in the state and let’s get this country moving,” she told 2GB.

Ms Hanson had previously denied Mr Latham would be a candidate for One Nation at the next federal election after he quit the Liberal Democratic Party in September.

Mr Latham was previously leader of the Labor Party from December 2003 until January 2005. Since leaving politics he has been a controversial political commentator and was sacked from the Sky News program Outsiders after he made insulting comments about a fellow presenter.

He also resigned from the Australian Financial Review after writing articles critical of Australian of the Year Rosie Batty as well as transgender woman and former Australian Defence Force member Catherine McGregor.

He is being sued for defamation by ABC journalist and ex-political editor of pop culture website Junkee, Osman Faruqi, over comments Mr Latham on made on his YouTube program in 2017 in a video titled, “The Rise of Anti-White Racism and Terrorist Plots in Australia”.

https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/mark-latham-expected-to-announce-hes-joining-one-nation/news-story/94e838cb3385f8eade46bd69819e35c7
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PostSubject: Re: Mark Latham announces he’s joining One Nation   Wed 07 Nov 2018, 3:51 pm

Well it would seem that at least one Labor person has seen the light and has dropped the lies and negative propaganda aimed at Hanson and PHON since 1996.

Personally I think it is a good thing that Mark has joined because he may be good for the Party certainly he has  more real experience in parliament and with a party organisation than anyone else in PHON.

But...  I don't think this decision will necessarily be a good thing for him, but time will tell.  A quick look at all the negative comments in the Fairfax press today...  all non-factual and simply personal bias bTW from mostly LW progressives show either their total dishonesty or baseless bias.

As for his personal issues etc...  have you read his book...  he may have let his guard down a bit since leaving Labor  (where they loved and fawned over him as the new messiah when he was leader), but I think if he tones it down a bit he'll avoid complications and be a problem for both major parties if they continue to pander to progressives and don't start listening to ordinary Australians.
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PostSubject: Re: Mark Latham announces he’s joining One Nation   Wed 07 Nov 2018, 4:31 pm

Like I said elsewhere, Mark is still a Boof Head but he has mellowed a lot since 2004 or thereabouts.

He was a regular on one of the Sky News programs but recently got the sack.

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Former Labor leader Mark Latham has been sacked as a commentator by Sky News following outrage over his comments about the sexuality of a Sydney teenager.

Latham was savaged by both sides of politics on Wednesday for speculating that a high school student involved in a video about International Women's Day was "gay".

Sky News chief executive officer Angelo Frangopoulos confirmed the decision on Wednesday afternoon.

"I have today advised Mark Latham that his contract has been terminated," Mr Frangopoulos tweeted.

"While we support strong opinions and robust arguments, we pride ourselves in doing so in a civil and respectful manner."

Sky News political editor David Speers said the termination was effective immediately.

Latham was condemned by former Labor colleagues, including leader Bill Shorten and deputy leader Tanya Plibersek on Wednesday, as a furore formed over remarks he made on the Outsiders program on March 12.

Responding to a video about feminism made by students at Sydney Boys High School, Latham called the teenagers "dickheads" and said: "I thought the first guy was gay."

Mr Shorten said Latham had exhibited "sad, attention seeking behaviour" and was acting "like a bully".

Ms Plibersek, whose electorate takes in the school, said its captain, Hugh Bartley, and his classmates were "better men than Mark Latham has ever been", and that Latham should be "ashamed".

Latham was also rebuked by federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham and his NSW counterpart, Rob Stokes. Senator Birmingham said Latham should "pick on someone his own size".

Latham had alienated his own Sky News colleagues in recent weeks by calling presenter and former NSW premier Kristina Keneally a "Yankee sheila" and "protege of Eddie Obeid", prompting her to lodge a formal complaint.

Since losing the 2004 election to John Howard and quitting Parliament, Latham has held a number of positions with different media outlets but has been ousted from most of them following public controversy or disputes with editors.

In 2015, he lost his role as a columnist on The Australian Financial Review, published by Fairfax Media, after Buzzfeed revealed he had used Twitter to abuse domestic violence campaigner and Australian of the Year Rosie Batty.

The Financial Review said he resigned but Latham complained on Twitter that he had been "sacked".

He also fell out with two consecutive editors of the conservative Spectator magazine - Tom Switzer and Rowan Dean - leading to the cessation of his column on both occasions. He later rekindled his friendship with the men.

Latham is no longer a financial member of the ALP and in recent years his commentary has focused on social issues, with particular venom reserved for feminism, identity politics and the Safe Schools anti-bullying program.

Latham returned to his rarely-used Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon, slamming the "outrage industry" and attacking Mr Shorten as "ungrateful". He made no reference to his dismissal from Sky News but defended his remarks about the high school student.

"Why does bigoted Left assume use of word 'gay' automatically negative?" he said. "I love gays! Away from poisonous Left politics, they are great people."


It was the first time Latham used his Twitter account since the demise of his contract with the Financial Review in August 2015.

Latham was nearly picked up as a columnist by The Age, also published by Fairfax Media, early last year. But he was dropped before his first column after a revolt by newsroom journalists.

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He has always been very outspoken, but so has Pauline, they will probably get on like a house on fire.  laughing

PS. No, I haven't read his book, or any book written by a Pollie. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Mark Latham announces he’s joining One Nation   Thu 08 Nov 2018, 8:19 am

LOL Not sure what is going on but Mark Latham was a no-show at an interview with Pauline.

https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/morning-shows/the-inside-story-of-mark-lathams-tv-noshow/news-story/de6853c0afcc8680b6de05d5f31d129f
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PostSubject: Re: Mark Latham announces he’s joining One Nation   Thu 08 Nov 2018, 5:00 pm

Fairfax and the ABC are at it already throwing mud and trying to destroy him etc.

BTW they were both interviewed on tv last night.

As for the article... it never comes to any real conclusion just tosses more mud.  Wishful thinking I suppose.
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