not the deal of the century...
I don't know about you, but Barnaby Joyce appears to me as one of the comedians in Australian politics... He has a sense of warped humour that hides a CONservative steel-trap conviction and his deficiency with economic figures... If politics were entertainment... What AM I SAYING? politics is entertainment! Entertainment conducted by sadists.
But back to Joyce defending his boss' less-than-satisfactory FTA with Japan, mostly designed to sell more beef...
I have a beef with him though.
Making things cheaper does not imply that people will necessarily buy more. So Joyce this morning on ABC Radio National (I refuse to call it RN) was I guess deliberately regaling the interviewer with the concept of selling more offals and intestines to Japan in exchange for cheaper cars and electronic goods... I was enthralled for him.
One can also add two and two and easily deduct from this that the Australian government scuttled the car industry in this country to enter in this FTA or "F$#@ This Agreement".
But Aussie farmers are still up in arms that the gizmo so tooted by our Turd Number One, is a crock. Yes, the wine industry might get a leg in, but don't be too cocky here — as the French, the Californians and the South Africans, plus the Chileans and the Spanish or the Italians won't try to get some leverage in Japan as well for their alcoholic beverages.