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‘Watch This Space’ Latham Joins One Nation

His former Labor mates have little good to say about Mark Latham. At least nothing they’re willing to say on record.

Latham led Labor to the 2004 federal election defeat. Now he’s reportedly ready to announce he’s joining Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.

The Daily Telegraph reports Mr Latham will reveal on Wednesday he’ll lead the NSW branch of the party, but won’t be on the Senate ticket.

You’ve only just got to watch this space,’ Mr Latham told 2GB radio on Tuesday when he was questioned about joining One Nation.

A number of minor political parties have been courting Mr Latham, including the Liberal Democrats.

Former Tasmanian Labor premier David Bartlett called him a ‘sick, sad, sorry loser’ after the news broke.

This will end badly as (Mr Latham) is either unwell, a massive narcissist or dumb as a box of hammers (or all three),’ Mr Bartlett tweeted.

Mr Latham led Labor to a solid defeat against John Howard in 2004, and he quit federal parliament in 2005.

He claims he was sacked as a columnist for the Australian Financial Review in 2015 for making offensive comments on Twitter about Rosie Batty, whose ex-husband murdered her son in a violent public attack, and other female journalists.

Mr Latham was also sacked from Sky News after just four months co-hosting a show, due to offensive comments about fellow Sky presenters and the teenage daughter of the Reserve Bank governor.

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  1. For the past year or so, Mark has been in the news, and a lot of people have had a good chance to form an opinion about him. He has been very vocal and what is the crux of anybody’s character, he comes out as a commonsensical person. His stance is underpinned by the majority of the Right leaning population. If the Liberal Party had the same political platform, it would not be lagging behind the Labor.
    Of course, it is harder and harder in the western democracies for right leaning parties to be elected. We have become the welfare states where in many cases it pays more to be on welfare than in employment. Too many do not pay net tax. And Labor is already intent to increase the doll. Go Mark!
    JL