posted on May, 4 2005 @ 08:45 PM
Former Australian prime minister Paul Keating has weighed into the British election with a stinging attack on opposition leader Michael Howard's
In a column in British newspaper The Guardian, Keating condemned Howard's Conservative Party for adopting the same "despicable" election policies
of Australian prime minister John Howard and his former Liberal Party adviser Lynton Crosby.
"How wrong it is for Michael Howard's Conservative party to tread the slippery and sleazy track of race to ingratiate themselves with that
proportion of the electorate always susceptible to this malignant appeal," Keating wrote.
Keating said "only the shabbiest of political figures has any truck with" race as an election issue.
Michael Howard has employed Crosby as his campaign director and they have made immigration a major issue for Thursday's general election
I would like some UK feed back on this.
Are UK consertives forgoting that aussies and poms ,Irish and scottish people are a world away in terms of culture and geographical distance ?
Is Michael Howard falling into the trap that many american posters do on ATS that is assuming the rest of the world fits into there political system
labeling people liberals for example ?