Labor leader and William Hill bookmakers odds on favourite for next political leader to be knifed, Bill Shorten has today released a statement lamenting the Abbott/Turnbull/who’s next? government’s trade deals on the grounds they will adversely affect low income workers ability to purchase caviar in their weekly grocery shop.
Mr Shorten told The (un)Australian: “The cafe worker on $40,000 a year doesn’t want much in life, a nice house, private schooling for their kids and to nibble on some caviar and wash it down with a nice glass of Dom Perignon champagne after a fair day’s work.
“With trade deals being signed with China, America, Portugal and other such countries, can this government guarantee that caviar will still be affordable to low income workers?”
When reached for comment, a Coalition government spokesperson offered to send around a crate of caviar to Mr Shorten if he’d repeat the statement a bit closer to the election, should he still be in charge of the Labor Party.
Mr Shorten will be holding a wine and cheese fundraiser at the Rooty Hill RSL later this month. Tickets can be purchased at the bargain price of $1,250 per person, BYO wine and cheese.