Collars poppin’. This morning Ms Tips found something on which both she and Ray Hadley agreed. Yes, we’re still recovering. As part of Hadley’s character assassination of Malcolm Turnbull this morning, the radio host turned on the Communications Minister’s fashion choices, namely the collar of his shirt. Hadley labelled Turnbull “smarmy” and said his upturned collar “is an indication of someone being up themselves”. While Ms Tips agrees that collars should be turned down in their rightful place, it is unfair for Turnbull to be singled out in this way. It didn’t take long for us to find many pictures of Abbott with his collar also looking particularly out of place. So if we’re going to use this as a way to judge pollies, let us use it fairly.

Peter Fray

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