September 08, 2004


Mark Latham in 2001:

Tariffs and other forms of protection are the economic equivalent of racism. They encourage Australians to think poorly of people from other countries and to believe that we would be better off isolated from the rest of the world. If the Labor movement is willing to discriminate against other nations on economic grounds then what credibility do we have in arguing against social discrimination?

And Mark Lathamís policies today:

More than $2 billion of the Labor savings are temporary and will not produce significant benefits beyond the three-year span of the next parliament.

These include slowing down the rate at which tariffs are phased out for the motor vehicle industry, and for the textile clothing and footwear industries.

Mark Latham -- economic racist!

Posted by Tim Blair at September 8, 2004 04:10 PM

Doesn't Mark realise we've just signed free trade agreements with two countries that commmit us to phasing out all remaining tariffs; and are currently negotiating others to do the same thing!

Posted by: Freddyboy at September 8, 2004 at 04:42 PM

From the article:

Temporary residents will lose access to superannuation

The race card would be rather easy to play there.

Posted by: Anonymous at September 8, 2004 at 05:29 PM

Mark Latham economic racist. Tim Blair fucken moron.

Posted by: jimbo at September 8, 2004 at 10:12 PM

jimbo banned asshole.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at September 8, 2004 at 11:26 PM