Last weekend I was angry. Very angry. This weekend I was just sad.
Why am I sad?
Because the country that I love, the one that I originate from, the one that I happen to think, after a lot of careful consideration of different nations over the years, is one of the best in the world, has just voted in a misogynistic, racist, homophobic Luddite as its new Prime Minister. Yes, Tony Abbott has won the Australian Federal election. Seriously Oz, what the hell were you thinking?
To be fair, it wasn’t really Tony Abbott who won the election. It was more the Labor Party who lost the election in spectacular fashion, handing victory to him on a plate, along with cutlery, seasoning, condiments and a nice glass of Sauvingnon Blanc.
The in-fighting in the ranks of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) over the last 6 years has made Prisoner Cell Block H look like a schoolyard squabble over a skipping rope. You’ve probably heard about Kevin Rudd being elected in a landslide victory in 2007 (Kevin 07), then being ousted by his Deputy PM, Julia Gillard, in 2010 – Gillard becoming Australia’s first female Prime Minister...