Keith Locke has been garnering the sort of rubbish accolades normally reserved for the deceased.
He is a man who from an early age followed in the steps of his parents Elsie and Jack, both avowed Communists.
I always found it very convoluted thinking that allowed such people to promulgate anti democratic oratory from the safety of a functioning democracy, while similar behavior in the country they were extolling would receive short shrift. Much the same conundrum as applies with Islamists throughout history.
Keith Locke was all in favour of the early Pol Pot days where that regime, just as the Soviets and the Chicoms before them, slaughtered political opponents without mercy and then were instrumental in the deaths of vast numbers of the citizens they had risen to rule over. Of course, in all cases one did not have to oppose but mere suspicion was often enough to die at the hands of the regime.
Possibly one of the most disgusting efforts by Locke junior was the reported action where he was allegedly sitting on a stage nodding and clearly supporting Annette Sykes as she cheered those who had flown the hijacked planes into the Twin Towers killing thousands of innocents. Among the dead were those who, without a thought for their personal safety, charged into the buildings and their certain death in a vain attempt to save others.
Good bye Mr Locke. You gained your exalted status as an MP by avoiding the scrutiny of an electorate and sliding in under the cloak of the Green Party where enough votes cast for almost everything but what you stood for allowed that to happen.
Don't let the door hit your arse on the way out. The door has a value.
47 minutes ago