The ALP can’t help itself. Rather than distancing themselves from the admitted misogynist Peter Slipper, they come rushing to his defence just because it is another way to attack Tony Abbott. As I understand it, Ashby’s case is on appeal – there is no conclusion that Slipper did not sexually harass Ashby. Slipper has also admitted to sending inappropriate and harassing text messages. Does anyone really think that Slipper is a person of good standing who should be Speaker of the House?
Yet Labor will continue to defend him – after all, Slipper is Labor’s misogynist and the ALP will always defend their own.