Boat people: it’s a tricky one, and like all tricky political issues, things have defaulted to finding scapegoats who can’t fight back and beating them up with a will, which simplifies things neatly at least for the focus groups. It’s the true meaning of Christmas.
Good intentions aside, the true meaning of politics is beating up on the opposite political tribe and as Team ALP and Team Coalition seem to be in furious agreement scapegoatwise on everything apart from the venue for beating them up, things are getting a little silly.
Luckily, it’s the silly season and as we all know squabbling is the true true meaning of Christmas, so merry Christmas to you. Just as well Santa uses a sleigh rather than a boat.