You should not undermine your argument’s credibility by linking to John Pilger’s litany of lies about Australia’s worst ever Prime Minister. It wasn’t the CIA or MI6 who got rid of Gough Whitlam: it was the Australian Parliament, where he lost a vote of supply in the senate, leaving the Government without funding. After that the Government cannot continue to run, and Whitlam should have called a General Election to resolve the matter. His arrogance in trying to continue as Prime Minister with no mandate meant he had to be removed from Office by the Governor General, which is exactly what the Governor General is for. The so-called Canberra Coup has been a much-loved myth in the Australian Labor party ever since, but that is all it is. The Australian people voted Labor out of office in a landslide, validating Kerr’s actions, and kept Whitlam from regaining power in the next election too. Only the most leftist 10% of Australian voters think Whitlam was the best post-war Prime Minister, compared to 34% who give John Howard the top spot.

Even Rudd and Gillard at their worst only equalled Whitlam, and were only emulating him by doing so. Whitlam invented the “Tax, Borrow and Spend” policies that they just copied.

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