Christopher Pyne is the latest former cabinet minister to leave parliament and become a shill.
Check out his CV (from Wikipedia):
He was a research assistant to Senator Amanda Vanstone and later became President of the South Australian Young Liberals from 1988–1990. Pyne was pre-selected as the Liberal candidate for the safe Labor seat of Ross Smith at the 1989 state election but was defeated by the sitting member and Premier of South Australia, John Bannon. He earned a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the University of South Australiaand began practising as a solicitor in 1991.
At the 1993 election, aged 25, Pyne was elected to the South Australian Division of Sturt in the House of Representatives. He had earlier defeated Sturt incumbent Ian Wilson in a Liberal pre-selection ballot for the seat. Wilson had held the seat for all but one term since the 1966 election. Between them, he and his father, Keith, had held the seat for all but four years since its creation in 1949. Wilson was 35 years Pyne’s senior; indeed, he had won his first election a year before Pyne was born.
So in his entire life, he’s worked two years outside parliament.
Senator Rex Patrick is right. So long as EY employs Pyne, they should be excluded from winning contracts. Otherwise, what use is the law?
Before we got too uptight about Pyne, though, check out a more complete list.
Trump is hilarious
There were some technical glitches at the NBC Democratic candidates’ debate last night. Trump couldn’t resist the opportunity to troll.
He is the master:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2019