Peter Dutton copped a pair of shoes for hypocrisy 26



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The man accused of throwing his shoes at the Immigration Minister during World Refugee Week says he was compelled to chuck his boots because he felt Peter Dutton was being two-faced.

“It is hypocritical for Peter Dutton to appear at a festival welcoming refugees when his government continues to lock up indefinitely asylum seekers who have committed no crime, and turn back boats at sea who are attempting to seek refuge in Australia,” said David Sprigg, from Queensland.

In many parts of the wold, if a politician or public figure does something you don’t agree with, you’d slip of your sandal and throw it at them. It’s a tradition going back thousands of years, and is a well-known way to insult someone in the Arab world, and also in India, Ireland, Taiwan and Pakistan.

Psalm 60:8 in the King James Version of the Old Testament, says: “Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me”.

Incidents of shoe throwing have also occurred in High Kong, the US and the UK.

The most famous recent occurrence of shoe throwing was when an Iraqi journalist threw both of his shoes at George W Bush. The US President ducked, avoiding being hit by either of the shoes and the journalist was bustled out of the room by the Iraqi Prime Minister’s guards. Many public protests featuring President Bush’s effigy and shoes followed.

In 2008, the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao had a show thrown at him in London, and the following year, John Howard was delivering a speech about leadership in the new century at Cambridge University when an Australian student called him a racist then took off his boot and threw it in his direction.

Julia Gillard received similar treatment, only in both incidents a sandwich was thrown at the Prime Minister of the time.

Peter Dutton managed to catch one of the shoes that was pegged at his head, receiving praise from the Acting Premier Jackie Trad, who commended him on his quick reflexes. “It was a silly action, but I managed to catch one out of two,” said the minister.

Tell us, who would you like to throw a shoe at? 



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  1. I would like toss more a shoe at him, he is the man who was voted the worst Health Minister ever by the they him in charge of the asylum seekers..convenient because they can’t vote

  2. He really had no right being anywhere that welcomed refugees, he is the man who is doing his best to stop them coming here

  3. This whole Government is dysfunctional from the top to the back bench..I am surprised it was only shoes that were tossed !!

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    • I totally agree with you Rozzy.
      Dysfunctional is putting it mildly.
      A bunch of LIARS Is more like it.

  4. I have a migraine due to all these things this Government is doing today, I feel like I had a shoe tossed at my head. They all deserve anything they get tossed at them….over and out for me .. have a good night all

  5. Is it OK for me to post something or aren’t Liberals allowed on here anymore as so many are saying now taken over by Labor, I wouldn’t throw shoes at anyone, Even Shorten as much as I don’t like him, find it rather stupid. Didn’t some kid throw a sandwich at Julia at a school, ALL hell broke loose in Labor land, That wasn’t acceptable either. Seems instead of agreeing we should be setting an example to kids.

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    • Dawn, what a refreshing attitude you have. Yes, we should be setting a good example to our kids.

  6. Why only a shoe…? Remember that little wooden building we used to have down the back yard? The one with a wooden seat that had a hole in it? The one that had a trapdoor at the rear? The one with a good sized, two-handled steel pan? Yes, of course you do! Well, if I had my druthers I think the contents of that pan would have made a far better missile. (If that offends, well…)

  7. Jeez he wasted his time tossing a shoe he should have used a gumboot. You can get more shit in a gumboot than a shoe.

  8. The whole lot of this abbott govt is dysfunctional and cant wait until they are all booted out of office the most embarressing govt ever

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    • Whilst I don’t agree with your politics I do agree that this seems childish. And I won’t even make a crack about that!

  9. pity is most cases they were not steel cap work boots, that would either have given the a wake up or a knock out, either would have been okay

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