// you’re viewing...

Federal Government

OMG: Liberal MP attacks Australia’s oldest digger during condolence motion

jamiebriggsgaffe

The federal Liberal Member for Mayo has been accused on Nine News of attacking the memory Jack Ross, Australia’s oldest digger from World War I who passed away this week.

The federal Parliament passed a condolence motion to honour the man’s service, our last living connection with the war that was meant to end all of them.

Nine News reported last night that Jamie Briggs interjected during the Prime Minister’s remarks in the House that “Only the good die young”, because the digger had also been a long-serving member of the Australian Labor Party.

Partisan jesting is one thing but the man had just died. His body barely cold. His memory was being honoured in the nation’s Parliament and “Only the good die young” was Jamie Briggs’s contribution to the discussion.

The astonishing news report explained that the Labor Minister 0 who would bring back the biff if he could – Anthony Albanese confronted Briggs the weasel over his words of shame.

His defence? The comment was only meant to be “light-hearted”.

There is something very wrong in public life if this kind of filth is allowed. We haven’t detected this disgrace in being mentioned in the media today, it seems only Channel 9 and Anthony Albanese were willing to be outraged about it.

His predecessor Alexander Downer had his faults – and many unfortunate gaffes – but nothing as low as this.

We have asked the MP whether he’ll be apologising to Jack Ross’s family. We’ll update with his reply.

Discussion

Comments are disallowed for this post.

  1. Briggs is an immature fat wanker.

    Posted by Mayo naise | June 4, 2009, 18:01
  2. Is briggs a bit simple? He walks weird and has a really stupid look on his face. They obviously don’t have an IQ qualification threshold in the Liberal party if he can represent them.

    Posted by Porky | June 4, 2009, 18:13
  3. Briggs is a simpleton and a real wanker. It is a national tragedy worthless filth like him are in federal politics.

    Posted by anon | June 4, 2009, 18:20
  4. How does the old saying go? Better to look like a stupid fat shit than open your mouth and prove it on Hansard? Or something like that.

    Posted by mick | June 4, 2009, 19:02
  5. ***it seems only Channel 9 and Anthony Albanese were willing to be outraged about it***

    Dang. That means we’re not in very good company.

    Posted by Byron in Wahroonga | June 4, 2009, 19:38
  6. Is ‘only the good die young” a comment that Mr Briggs got from Richard Dalla Riva? Have the two ever had a conversation where RDR told Briggs that only the good die young? If so, then Briggs is a scoundrel.

    Posted by There is something wrong in Victoria, ie Richard Dalla Riva | June 4, 2009, 22:15
  7. Speaking of filth in public life, WTF is Belinda “Your child will turn into a demon, you have such evil thoughts” Neal still doing in Club Fed?

    The b!tch even had the temerity to lie about having made this comment.

    Posted by Anonski | June 4, 2009, 23:09
  8. Our patron MP, Rat Dog Riva, has turned out to be a real scoundrel.

    He is now dumped as our patron.

    Jan Kronberg, a nice Christian lady, can now be our patron MP, but only if she publicly denounces Rat Dog Riva.

    Posted by Concerned Christian Families of Mitcham | June 4, 2009, 23:13
  9. It was a great day when RDR and I had the inaugural AGM of the Concerned Christian Families of Mitcham over curry in Forest Hill.

    Posted by Vasan | June 4, 2009, 23:16
  10. RDR might have been the patron but I was the Chairman of this august organisation.

    Posted by Ollie | June 4, 2009, 23:22
  11. RDR is almost as corrupt as the disgraced Joel Fitzgibbon. The Libs must get rid of him now.

    Posted by Anon | June 4, 2009, 23:31
  12. Goose, a very dodgy man that the Concerned Christian Families of Mitcham has many serious concerns about, is still not as disgraceful as our former patron, Rat Dog Riva.

    Posted by Concerned Christian Families of Mitcham | June 5, 2009, 0:55
  13. Rat Dog Riva has to go.

    Posted by Anonski | June 5, 2009, 1:00
  14. Even I think that Rat Dog Riva is a disgraceful MP that must be booted out of the Liberal Party.

    Menzies never sleazed on to 18 year old lasses!

    Defend the Menzies Legacy. Get rid of Rat Dog Riva!

    Posted by Dr Dean | June 5, 2009, 1:06
  15. Does this mean that you’ll be endorsing Lynton Vonow for Mayo in 2010, Andrew?

    Posted by someone | June 5, 2009, 1:30
  16. Ollie stop trying to claim credit for our marvellous work .. we were happy letting people think it was your handy work at the time, but now that it no longer matters, we want our rightful acknowledgement

    Posted by Vasan | June 5, 2009, 9:43
  17. Vasan you silly little man! Those dirtsheets were my work! I even had to make, not one, but two rare trips to me electorate office in Olinda to prepare them on my taxpayer funded computer and photocopier!

    Posted by Ollie | June 5, 2009, 11:08
  18. With any luck, Brigg will practice what he preaches… fat, weird dipshit that he is.

    Posted by Jamieeatshisownshit | June 5, 2009, 15:53
  19. Briggs is a fat buffoon.

    Posted by Arther conan doyle | June 5, 2009, 17:47
  20. shame liberals shame

    Posted by adam | June 5, 2009, 19:22
  21. Posted by Che Evans | June 5, 2009, 19:23
  22. Briggs is a fat buffoon.

    Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2009, 15:04
  23. I am the real Jim Biggs and this fat bufoon is giving me a bad name. People laugh at me in the street and because I am thin they say unkind things like “the parliament house camera adds 150 pounds doesn’t it?” and “you look dumber on sky news than you do in person”. Please stop this boy from ruining my reputation.

    Posted by Jim Biggs | June 6, 2009, 22:37
  24. shame liberals shame

    Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2009, 23:02
  25. Umm

    Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2009, 19:41
  26. The phrase “only the good die young” is a nice thing to say when a kid gets killed. It is however completely inaccurate, as you will observe every time an 18 year old Jihadi is on the receiving end of a Hellfire missile.

    Posted by Daniel Lewis | June 7, 2009, 21:21
  27. Seems like Briggs is touted by Philip Coorey in the SMH as the ‘next best thing’ for the Liberal Party. Pretty clear where Coorey gets his Liberal Party gossip from – payback for having loose lips perhaps?

    Posted by Anton Regis | June 8, 2009, 8:56
  28. I am now a Member of the Order of Australia for services as a Kroger faction warlord, err, correction, services to physiotherapy.

    Posted by No More Mercy AM | June 8, 2009, 12:54
  29. Briggs’ comment was most foolish. Time for him to grow up.

    Posted by Anonski | June 8, 2009, 20:01
  30. I agree with dear old Rivers, there is something wrong in Victoria, ie Richard Dalla Riva.

    Posted by No More Mercy AM | June 9, 2009, 23:57

VEXNEWS Archive

April 2018
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30