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John Schumann And Shane Howard Threaten To Run For Senate If Angry Anderson Wins Seat

by Paul Cashmere on May 13, 2016

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John Schumann and Shane Howard say they will run for a senate seat at the election after next if Angry Anderson is successful in his bid for a seat in July.

Anderson announced he would run as the second New South Wales candidate for the Australian Liberty Alliance, a conservative group appealing to racist Australians.

The group claims to “welcome citizens from all walks of life” in one breath but in its documentation qualifies its definition of “all walks of life” as “Western values built on Judaeo-Christian and Humanistic foundations”.

Every single candidate of the Australian Liberty Alliance is an Anglo-Saxon white Australian.

John Schumann said in a Facebook post, “In the unlikely event he gets up, I’ll run for the Senate next time. Furthermore, I’ll invite my brother in song, Shane Howard, to join me.

“I think it’s important for the Australian people to realise that there’s more to the music industry than opinionated bald men from New South Wales.”

Shane agreed to join him in the event Australia is faced with the burden of having to fund the lifestyle of Senator Anderson. “If the ALA gets up, I’ll dust off the soapbox and corduroy jacket, sharpen the pencil, try and locate a tie in the house and join you in striking a blow for opinionated Victorians and South Australians in the Senate too John.

“How hairy could it get?”

Shane also added a disclaimer, “I want to make it perfectly clear that I have no issue now, or at any time in the past, with hair loss.”

John then withdrew the baldie comment. “Shane has correctly called me to task for an irreverent reference to bald men. In true Maoist tradition, I criticise myself. In my own defence, however, I point out that some of my best friends are bald,” he said.

Anderson ran unsuccessfully as the National candidate for the Division of Throsby in New South Wales in the 2011 Federal Election. The Rose Tattoo singer was a vocal supporter of conservative Tony Abbott and supported his extremist views on immigration and the environment.

Anderson once told the Daily Telegraph, “It’s not ill-conceived to look at certain people and question when they come out here what they bring with them”. In 2012 he took part in the SBS documentary “Go Back To Where You Came From” and over the course of the show after meeting refugees softened his opinion from “If you come here illegally, I don’t care about your story, first thing you do is you turn around and go back” to “Now I’ve been here and spoken to people, I don’t want to turn away refugees, I don’t want to turn away people who need to be reunited with their families. I don’t want that. Who would want that?”

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