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Australian PM John Howard is known for being obstinate and it appears that ain’t gonna change, even in light of this week’s very stern Stern Review.
The Australian government were famously defiant in the face of Kyoto Protocol along with the US, and Howard has gone on record to say he is not prepared to join any coalition unless everybody is on board.
“If everybody is in, I am prepared to lead Australia in,” he says, “but I am not prepared to lead Australia into an agreement that is going to betray the interests of the working men and women of this country and destroy the natural advantage that providence gave us.”
Originally posted by T0by
He's been caught out so many times, I don't know how he's still here.
Originally posted by watch_the_rocks
Howard is a **** s**king, *** licking slime-ball who looks up to big man Bush with eyes the size of saucers, if you'll excuse the French.
I think most of us are sick of him. He won't pull our troops out of Iraq until Johnny gives his okay, and now he refuses to sign the Kyoto Protocol just because America won't?
The guy is ridiculous.
He has taken a policy against asylum seekers most people - including me - think is just wrong, and we can thank him for the beloved GST. Also, who was the one to bring in those lovely industrial relations reforms?
Hmm . . .
The only good thing about him is that he likes cricket.
Originally posted by ixiy
John Howard doesn't seem like much of a leader, more like a just another follower of the USA.
Granted that the Kyoto treaty is not a very effecient treat to combat global warming since it does really solve the problem but serves only delays it slighty. He still sticks to whatever Bush and his Cabal say about the climate and seems to keep a blind eye to the serious drought happening in Australia.
[edit on 5-11-2006 by ixiy]