The Goodies

In an episode of the 1970s comedy series The Goodies, Graeme Garden is so taken by the power of his pirate radio station transmitting from a submarine outside the 12 mile limit, he succumbs to megalomania. He draws up plans to insert a giant hydraulic car jack between Britain and the continent to hoist the whole island outside its own 12 mile limit.

Sound familiar?

A fortnight ago the Gillard Government unveiled its latest capitulation on asylum seeker policy: a plan to excise the entire Australian continent from its own migration laws.

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  • chuck says:

    04:02pm | 16/11/12

    So called refugee advocates are paid to be just that and in between the bleeding of $‘s into their respective pockets and grandstand ego displays on TV they are little better than social engineers and at worst 5th columnists. I have to agree with Leigh the UN is a basket… Read more »

  • St. Michael says:

    03:53pm | 16/11/12

    “Had Howard won in 2007 and subsequently handed over to Costello we would be in much better shape than now. All the crap mentioned in this article woyuld not be happening.” I would concede the sentiments of your post, Esteban—we need courageous political leaders, now more than ever—but respectfully, this… Read more »


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