A political advisor gave an anti-Irish rant during a TV debate about marriage equality in Australia.
In a TV debate on the issue yesterday Grahame Morris, a Conservative commentator and former advisor to the ruling Liberal party, said that he felt that Australia is being forced to vote on an issue the parliament and the electorate are not ready for – and it is all Ireland’s fault.
Australia is hoping to legislate for same-sex marriage with politicians pushing their parties to allow a free vote on the issue.
The opposition Labor Party put forward a bill yesterday replacing the words “man and woman” with the term “two people” to define marriage.
“The trigger was a vote in Ireland. Now I love the Irish, the parliament is full of Irishmen but these are people who can’t grow potatoes, they’ve got a mutant lawn weed as their national symbol and they can’t verbalise the difference between tree and the number three. But, and then all of a sudden, Australia has to follow suit.”
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