Our chest-beating Prime Minister must have Indonesia shaking in its boots after this bold broadside:
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has fired a verbal warning to Jakarta that Australia is not happy over a standoff in which a boatload of asylum seekers landed on Australian territory, despite being rescued in the Indonesian search-and-rescue zone.
Did he pass on his displeasure to Indonesia? No. Did he do it by way of a media press release? No. Did he pass the job onto his Minister? No.
The article tells us – wait for it – that . . .
Mr Abbott told radio station 2GB.
Yep, he said it on the Alan Jones Breakfast Show (here is the interview if you are at least interested). He told Alan Jones FFS! And of course he would. He’s much kinder, gentler than those frightful Indonesians.
Jones and his army of knuckle-dragging listeners must have wet themselves with joy to hear tough Tony as they enjoyed their morning break from the regular tree-swinging activities.
And do you know what’s just as depressing? That the Sydney Morning Herald had to tune into the Jone’s show just to learn what our Prime Minister is up to.