History shows protest vote dooms us all
PAUL Williams ( C-M, Nov 14) is correct. Pauline Hanson and her bunch of mismatched mavericks scattered around the country are political hucksters at best.
With the newly minted One Nation Senator Fraser Anning lasting a little more than an hour until abandoning ship, one can only wonder what Queensland voters can expect after the state election.
But, as Williams says, what has One Nation achieved in its 20 years of receiving taxpayers’ election funding? Now that the LNP has tied itself to the mast of political expediency by preferencing One Nation in 50 of 93 state seats, those voters should think long and hard at where their votes will end up.
If political history thus far on Hanson and her band of One Nation malcontents is any guide, Queensland voters, now more than ever, should know we will all be the poorer in the political nightmare that might come with that protest vote serving untold future damage to our state and little else. Paul Henderson, Wynnum ONE Nation is heralded as holding the key to who rules Queensland after the election.
Running concurrently is the theme that Donald Trump still holds sway despite polls showing his approval rating is the lowest for any US president at this early stage of their tenure.
One Nation is the party of Trump, using his template of populism and resentment. Similar to Trump, it shouts loud about the problems we know confront us. It has also been found wanting in providing viable solutions. Francis Carroll, Moorooka