Victoria

Feb 23, 2018

Night of the long butter knives for Victorian Labor

Somyurek v Eren in the Victorian Parliament bar.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

It was the night of the long butter knives! Or was it? On Wednesday in the bar of the Victorian Parliament, a shouting match between upper house MLC Adem Somyurek and Lara MLA John Eren spilt into the appropriately named "Stranger" restaurant. Both were screaming at each other in Turkish.

Sources close to Eren claim that Somyurek then grabbed a butter knife from the table he was dining at, and waved it about. Somyurek denies this, and is backed up by his two dining companions, Marlene Kairouz and Julie Suleyman, both members of Somyurek’s right-wing "Mods" factionette.

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9 thoughts on “Night of the long butter knives for Victorian Labor

  1. York City

    Seems to be a hell of lot of incestuous buttery rat-fucking going down there.

    1. Evil Garry

      Last Tango in the Paris end maybe?

  2. AR

    … soughing wind in the cabbage patch,

  3. CML

    Guy Rundle…just get over yourself. You think Labor is the only party to have ‘factional’ disagreements?
    Your lovely Greens were at each other’s throats just recently in NSW…didn’t see you write much about that???!!!
    Just more crap!!!

    1. Chris Gulland

      CML , I think get over yourself . One of our main questions with voting Labor is the factional disagreements, mates deals and tie up with the unions.
      If you have a story about something at a function, a journo might/might not attended, write your heart out, send far and wide, if it has relevance, it will get picked up by a news source and away we go. Just look how lazy and comfortable the Canberra press gallery were with BJ. Two weeks of media pressure and he is gone!
      We need more concerned citizens providing the 4th Estate with more leads and then they appraised on who, what, when they publish.

  4. Chris Gulland

    CML , I think get over yourself . One of our main questions about voting Labor is the factional disagreements, mates deals, and a tie up with the unions.
    If you have a story about something at a function, or event, might/might not attended, write your heart out, send far and wide, if it has relevance, it will get picked up by a News source and away we go. Just look how lazy and comfortable the Canberra press gallery were with BJ. Two weeks of media pressure and he is gone!
    We need more concerned citizens providing the 4th Estate with more leads and then they appraised on who, what, when they publish.

    1. CML

      Chris…I got your message the first time…and as I have said many times on this site, the Labor Party is not perfect. OKAY? It just happens to be better than any other party that can form government.
      Also, please stop this…”tie up with the unions” nonsense. If you knew anything about the history of the ALP you would know that the Labor Party is the political wing of the industrial movement (unions)…and has been for well over a hundred years! The MSM just love to attack the unions, and the Coalition just wants to get rid of them completely. Why do you suppose that is?
      If you think that is a good thing, then I feel sorry for you…and no doubt you won’t be accepting the next pay-rise or better conditions at your workplace if a union happens to win them for you? And who do you think won the pay and conditions you now enjoy, if you are an ordinary worker who doesn’t belong to a union?
      Enjoy your weekend!

      1. Chris Gulland

        Thank you for your good wishes, we have had an awesome weekend, with the birth of a beautiful, healthy granddaughter. Now what was the point of your reply? Unions have played an important role in our industrial history, agreed, not all of which as been perfect agreed. Equally the other main political team is not perfect either, a history of too many snouts in the trough for my liking.
        But to hold Bernard responsible for not writing about the Greens squabbling – who cares? If they truly contributed then everyone would be writing about them , and Bernard would be looking for the angles in his is insightful way.

        1. MAC TEZ

          Gday CG, I’ve disagreed with CML on a number of occasions on the relative merits of the Greens and ALP but here CML’s calling out Grundle not BK.
          6 out of the 10 most recent pieces penned by GR (whom I usually agree with) are anti-ALP and none of the other 4 mention the Greens.
          It does seem that GR has an axe to grind when it comes to the ALP (especially in Victoria).
          It’s also true that all political parties have factions and we voters suffer for all the problems that arise as a result of that but GR of late seems concerned with the factional issues of the ALP alone .
          CML more often than not has worthy contributions to make in the comments section,but they’re often obscured by her aggressive approach to expressing herself !

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