Sorry, Barnaby Joyce – Appeasement Is No Argument!

A narrow defeat for common sense in Australia, where federal conference of the National Party voted by 55-51 not to support a burqa ban.



Although George Christensen MP pointed out the obvious security risks of allowing head-shrouded undesirables to roam about ‘in government buildings and other public spaces,

It seems the delegates in Canberra preferred to follow their party leader, Barnaby Joyce, whom, in the past, I have defended, when he was insulted by that hideous ABC leftist Triola…

Just Asking- Does Red Vixen Trioli Yet Leech Off ABC’s Public Purse? 

Virginia Trioli 


…but henceforth I may be reluctant to take up bloggy cudgels on his behalf.

I quote the Deputy Prime Minister’s deeply principled ‘hands-off-the-bag-heads’ argument.



Barnaby Joyce says banning the burka could damage Australia’s trade relations with Islamic countries, including Saudi Arabia And Indonesia..


I’m tempted to observe that it’s a bit offensive to bracket Indonesia  (where I’ve lived happily for nearly two decades, and where perhaps 1 or 2% of women wear the revolting head-gear) with an absolute sectarian monarchy where women are such second-class citizens that, last I heard, they’re not allowed to drive a car!

So Saudi Women CAN Look Like Women!?! 

But let’s move on.

Since when do Australians tailor their domestic laws and customs to keep in with foreign countries?

If Joyce had come out openly saying he thinks that shariah sexism is just jim-dandy…



…I’d be disgusted, but somehow muster a modicum of respect for his candour.

But he doesn’t say that. He’s quoted in another newspaper as opposing a ban ‘despite disliking the burqa.’

So for Barnaby it’s not about security or about rescuing women from a barbaric dress-code, but merely a matter of dollars and cents?

One is obliged to ask just how low Australia’s Deputy PM is prepared to sink to appease Saudi Arabia.

Please note the Saudis have a bad record of arrogant intrusion into the internal affairs of more civilised countries.



Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries accused Norway of doing too little to protect its Muslim minority, with Saudi Arabia calling for all criticism of religions or their prophets to be made illegal.

What next, Barnaby?