Queensland

Jul 25, 2013

Booted out: LNP rising star ejected over RM Williams incident

Ben Riley, a rising star in the Young Liberals, has been controversially suspended for six months for pinching a pair of RM Williams boots at a party convention. The swift punishment has exposed party tensions.

A rising star of Queensland’s Liberal National Party has been controversially suspended for pinching a pair of RM Williams boots, as tensions between the party’s young Turks and old guard come to a head.

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8 thoughts on “Booted out: LNP rising star ejected over RM Williams incident

  1. Paul Heller

    Slow news day then…

  2. Jaykwon Curry

    Sounds like the LNP fuddy duddies can’t take a joke to me. What’s more Queenslander than spilling beers on your RM Williams?

  3. Liamj

    Common problem with LNP squatocrats, what is taken as their right out in the boonies doesn’t play so well in town.

  4. Sam

    Interesting contrast to Mary-Jo Fisher’s treatment. Riley must have upset some important people to be dealt with so harshly.

  5. sparky

    Blundstones, now there was a boot.

  6. zut alors

    A Young LNP member illicitly commandeers a pair of classic RM Williams boots then christens them with beer – this story is perfect, it has everything. Please let it be true.

    Value-wise it’s almost as good as today’s First Dog.

  7. AR

    Why the surprise? He’s a banana bending tory, misappropriation and bad behaviour is part of the job description.

  8. beachcomber

    The White Shoe Brigade is the dominant faction in the LNP

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