Oh, shoot me, please.
Attorney General George Brandis has:
. . . hit out at criticism of Tony Abbott’s religious beliefs, describing the “ridicule” to which the former prime minister was subjected as “bigotry at its most shameless”.
He is further quoted as saying:
“The incessant sneering and ridiculing of the former prime minister, Mr Abbott, on account of his religious faith was bigotry at its most shameless – made worse, if possible, by the added hypocrisy of the fact that many of those who engaged in that sneering were the very same people who like to pose as the enemies of bigotry.”
Hypocrisy! Oh dear.
This is the same George Brandis who in 2014 (in defence of Andrew Bolt, one assumes) declared that:
”People do have a right to be bigots, you know,” Senator Brandis said.
“People have the right to say things that other people would find insulting, offensive or bigoted.”
So who is the hypocrite, George?
It seems that there are two laws in this country: one for ‘them’ and one for ‘us’.
You can count me as one of ‘us’.