Jan 10, 2017

Bronwyn Bishop: let’s spit on socialism’s grave together, Sussan

Hard-done-by government outcast Bronwyn Bishop offers some words of wisdom to a fellow pariah, as told to satirist Ben Pobjie.

Sussan Ley

Dear Sussan,

I thought I would drop you a line, just to offer you my support during this most trying time, and to reassure you. Right now I am sure you will be beset on all sides by disreputable types — most of them probably unemployed or in the service industry — trying to convince you that you are not a good person. Sussan, I want to assure you that you are a good person, and I speak from experience, because I, too, am a good person, and I, too, have been subject to scurrilous attacks on my integrity by people who wouldn’t know ethical consistency if it leapt out of their lentils and shampooed them.

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13 thoughts on “Bronwyn Bishop: let’s spit on socialism’s grave together, Sussan

  1. paddy

    Oh dear me. If only Bronnie could actually write as well as Ben P. 🙂

  2. Saugoof

    Personally I blame socialites…

  3. zut alors

    Highly unlikely Bishop would purchase a blouse at Sussan, it’s where the workers shop.

    1. klewso

      Off the rack? …. the clothes, not the peasants.

  4. klewso

    The common touch – best applied with a cat o’ nine tails.

  5. Dog's Breakfast

    Thank you fellow commenters, raised even more smiles than Ben’s piece.

    As a socialist, I take full responsibility for everything. If I hadn’t gone about life getting along, and instead rode my motorbike around the country, and then seeing the poor and benighted, start a revolution, then none of this would have happened.

  6. john arbouw

    Politicians misusing taxpayers money for personal gain…it is a Ley down misere.

    John Arbouw

  7. AR

    “Stop larffin’ – this is serious!”.

    1. klewso

      Tell that to this clown government.

  8. Steve777

    Sprung! It’s true. When we “Socialists” meet in secret conclave to plot the Downfall of Capitalism, we sometimes take time out to pore over right wing parliamentarians’ travel claims, looking for anything whiffy. Given that so many of these people have a sense of entitlement the size of a small planet, it’s been pretty easy to come up trumps.

    1. Maureen Boller

      “Socialism on the march”? I wish..

  9. AR

    Surely this brouhaha over poor Minister Ley’s piffling clerical error (which she repaid from loose change in her Birkin) is just a ploy by BigWelfare to distract from the very mid attempt to crack down on the voracious and insatiable abuses & demands by “Poor” Welfare Queens.

  10. Charlie Chaplin

    “…once I took a helicopter ride in order to save the nation’s road system wear and tear” cracked me and my 70 year old mother up. Mum reckons that really considerate of Bronnie.

    Thanks Ben.

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