Nick Xenophon gets constructive on submarines

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon is threatening to field lower house candidates in key Liberal-held seats in Adelaide in a move that could help Labor oust ministers Christopher Pyne and Jamie Briggs from their seats.

Nick Xenophon has fixed Christopher Pyne with the evil eye
Nick Xenophon has fixed Christopher Pyne with the evil eye

Senator Xenophon told Fairfax Media he would preference against the Liberals at the next federal election if the Coalition did not honour its promise to build the next generation of submarines in Australia.

Mr Pyne hit back and urged Senator Xenophon to be more constructive.

Christopher Pyne: at danger of losing his seat if Nick Xenophon  preferences labour
Christopher Pyne: at danger of losing his seat if Nick Xenophon
preferences labour

Well, many people would think that getting Christopher Pyne out of federal parliament was an extremely constructive thing to do.

All strength to your arm Nick Xenophon.

And while they’re on the topic of submarines:

Why not make them in Australia?

They couldn’t be any worse than the last lot. From most reports, the Collins Class submarines never worked.

 Collins class submarine HMAS Rankin photographed at sea. Probably photoshopped
Collins class submarine HMAS Rankin photographed at sea. Probably photoshopped

They were always in dock being repaired.  So the Australian submarine industry doesn’t have a very high standard to work to present. Might as well give them the practice.

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