I’m starting to think that Scomo’s handling of the China relationship during corona will be his downfall before the next election.
Emotions are running high and people might want china investigated now, but any anger will run out of steam when unemployment and the economy doesn’t recover due to the breakdown of our relationship with China.
Its very easy to support perusing our national principals at all costs when it is someone else’s industry/job that is being sacrificed.
I think it is a matter of days before a shock jock suggests that we should have just turned a blind eye and bent over for China. and that now is the time to put our economy and jobs first. Australia has turned a blind eye to much worse things, with less at stake, in the past.
I’m not impressed with Simon Burmingham doing media all day saying “China isn’t returning my calls, i dont know why, it doesn’t make any sense, its not smart for them”. Clearly this is all one big strategic power trip for China, making us grovel to them. Seems like Birmingham is serving us up on a platter in any future negotiation. Making a fool of himself.