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January 25, 2004

Globalization is inevitable but it has big consequences inside nation states. That's the Howard position is it not?
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M. Davidson

I wonder what lines are being cooked up and rehearsed in Canberra about the Free Trade Agreement with the US? When the Free Trade deal fails through, that is.

When Howard is unable to get a good deal. Does he pull out? How is he going to sell that failure in an election year.

It's an election in both Australia and the US. So lines are going to be cooked up.

And as for Latham watching on the sidelines. He supports free trade----he's a free markets and ‘social capital’ man who thinks that globalisation is an unstoppable force and social democracy is a failure. So he will ensure that the upcoming Labor Conference will support free trade. I guess he does not need to make the public running on it. He can support free trade and dam Howard for a bad deal.

Latham on the sidelines? He is still on his political honeymoon. Fairfax's NSW and Victorian Sunday Life magazine is running him and his wife as the alternative First Couple.


| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 9:33 PM | | Comments (0)
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