Hawke comes full circle

On one occasion, he referred to a protesting age pensioner as a “silly old bugger”. Now perhaps the wheel has come full circle and Bob is a silly old bugger.

I mean, how could he recommend the other day that Australia become the repository for the world’s nuclear waste ” in other words our country not only taking in others’ dirty and dangerous rubbish, but in so doing implicitly endorsing nuclear power.

Like a typical politician, he seems to be looking at the foreseeable short-term future, not the thousands and tens of thousands of years that future generations hopefully will continue to inhabit both this country and the world.

Sure, nuclear power stations may still be built, but that doesn’t make nuclear power right.

Reason tells us that there should be a pull back from it.