The most talked about answer in yesterday’s Question Time: Craig Emerson

The most talked about answer in Question Time from House Of Representative yesterday (21 June 2012). Here is some of that answer:

We have got this doomsday prophecy: it was firstly a cobra strike, and then it was a python. But, of course, the Leader of the Opposition’s variant of a python would be a ‘noa constrictor’. You get it around your neck—’No, no, no, it’s trying to squeeze the life out of the Australian economy!’—the old ‘noa constrictor’ over there. I saw video footage of the opposition leader diving into foam—it was this bellyflop into foam. I tell you what: after 1 July it will be a much harder landing for you as you try your contortions and your gymnastics, and the world does not end. The doomsday prophecy will not have come true and then you will have to be able to explain why you have undertaken and implemented the world’s greatest bellyflop, because that is what is coming your way, brother.
I had a look today as the days just seem to be getting shorter and shorter. And over on that side they say: ‘That’s ’cause the sky’s falling in, the sky’s falling in! It’s getting shorter and shorter leading up to 1 July.’ Well, I can reveal: today is the winter solstice. We know why they are getting shorter. But over there: ‘Oh, no, the sky’s falling in.’ We will have to bring in the Skyhooks—I mean, the opposition leader is living in the seventies:

I’m livin’ in the 70s
I’ve just caught another disease
Got the right day but I got the wrong week,
And I get paid for just bein’ a freak.’
That is the Leader of the Opposition.

We are for strong growth. We are for lower interest rates. We are for falling inflation. We are for low unemployment. And I can tell the Leader of the Opposition we have an investment pipeline unsurpassed in Australia’s history: a 50-year high in investment as a share of GDP, almost $900 billion in investment. The market is defying the doomsday of the old ‘noa constrictor’ over here. You won’t squeeze the life out of the Australian economy because Labor will prevail over you.

3 Comments to “The most talked about answer in yesterday’s Question Time: Craig Emerson”

  1. Emerson is priceless. He is great in taking the piss out of the Noalition. He should be used more. Greg Combet is also getting right under the misfits noses, as with Albanese and Shorten. These are the go to blokes to give it to the Phoneys.They have to belittle and ridicule the Opposition as a bunch of fruit loops continually and never let up on them,treat them all like a bunch of misfits.

  2. Yes, it was a classic drubbing of the noa constrictor by Craig Emerson. Cut the snake oil salesman to shreds.

    Craig is active and popular on Twitter, as a lot of people know. For those not following him,


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