28 Oct 2010

JOHN HOWARD--- NEVER A TRUE LIBERAL, REALLY A RIGHT WING CONSERVATIVE

   EXCLUSIVE: James Massola  : October 27, 2010  
Australian
  Edited by S W Read October 28, 2010
MALCOLM Fraser says that John Howard did not invest in infrastructure and education during his 11 years as prime minister.
Howard has used his memoir, released this week, to score points.
Robert Menzies would have regarded the label “conservative” - one which Mr Howard wore with pride - as an “insult”.
“The last 15 years are probably the most affluent of the last 100 and where has the investment in infrastructure and higher education been in that period?” he told Capital Circle.
Mr Fraser said that “politics has moved so far to the right there are liberals in the party, but not too damn many they are few and far between and they are not in influential positions”.
“Today's Liberals call themselves conservatives with pride, but he would have considered the term an insult. He [Howard] is much more conservative that Menzies.
“Menzies was forward-looking and progressive, not in any way conservative. He deliberately rejected the term `conservative'.
“(Menzies) signed the refugee convention in 1954, for example; he made the commonwealth the biggest funder of universities in the 1950s.”
“I didn't comment on Costello's book and I won't comment on Howard's.
I waited 27 years to release my autobiography and co-authored it with Margaret Simons “an independent journalist which adds an integrity to it”.
I wanted to lay the facts on the table.
He said he didn't want to justify what Fraser did, it was not a book written to cover up mistakes.
That is very unlike a recent publication who's authors name escapes me.
“That's why the book came out 27 yeas after I left the parliament" said Frazer-"that's the approach I adopted".
“I didn't want to be scoring [points] off anyone.”
Three months after Malcolm's book was released, the former Liberal leader admitted that


he had quit the Liberal Party in December last year, it had become “too conservative and


dangerously right wing’’.
Malcolm Fraser
A TRUE STATESMAN, IS JOHN HOWARD EVEN IN THIS MAN'S CLASS?
LETS NOT MENTION THE CURRENT BATCH.

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