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This man had no business interfering in the last British election since he is an Australian citizen therefore he had no right to tell voters what government they should have. If he really wanted to be part of the British campaign he could at least had campaigned for the Liberal Democrats at least they have a similar name to his beloved Liberal Party in Australia.
- Well, he didn't force Michael Howard to give him the job, and once a Commonwealth citizen has the right of abode in the UK, he or she can vote and stand for election - just as Crosby's fellow Aussie Patricia Hewitt has done.
You obvious had never heard of the Prime Directive. As I said before he had no business telling British and New Zealand voters how to vote. The fact that he is a Commonwealth citizen still does not make it right for him to participate in the election. Here in Australia decades ago British subjects who are not Australian citizens were given the right to vote while non-British subjects who are not Australian citizens had no say what so ever. How fair is that? Better read up on the Prime Directive.--The Shadow Treasurer 05:14, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
what? What are you talking about? Prime Directive? Crosby was employed by the Tories, legitimately, to help run a campaign. That fact that he was Australian is irrelevant. He was contractually employed to assist in a campaign. As for telling people how to vote, that is is job. He was paid a large amount of money to do so, because he is very good at what he does. Moreover, the Tories claimed back a large amount of seat in that election, demonstrating his success. Before you start shouting out about things you nothing about, perhaps do a bit of research.
Why don't you look up what the Prime Directive is, because making that absurd argument you just made. The point is there should be the non-interference of a country's internal affairs. The fact that he is an Australian is completely relevant because he had no business telling voters in a foreign country how they should vote. As far as I am concerned being involved in a foreign election campaign is the same as a terrorist selling WMD to the highest bidder no matter where they come from. Telling voters in a foreign country on how they should vote is the same as a stranger barging into someone's else and telling the houseowner on how he or she should live. May I remind you that when Mark Latham was ALP leader, US President George W Bush openly attacked him and was therefore accused of interfering in Australian politics. Bush was absolutely wrong in attacking Latham since he does not experience firsthand on what goes on in Australia just as Crosby is a complete stranger when he agreed to help out the Tories in Britain. It is therefore questionable whether the Tory gains were fair due to Crosby's involvement. I would had no problems with the gains the Tories made if Crosby had not been involved.--The Shadow Treasurer 05:31, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
Just found out that Lynton Crosby is heading Boris Johnson’s campaign to become Lord Mayor of London. Once again on principle Crosby is doing the wrong thing telling voters in London on how they should vote when he is not a British citizen.--The Shadow Treasurer (talk) 09:48, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
Get over it mate. It's absolutely none of your business who the tories pick to help them run their campaign. Sounds like sour grapes that Crosby is so good at it! To use your logic - you have absolutely right to tell Crosby what to do because you are not a Tory... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 01:37, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
Not true. Crosby did not work in NZ. There is no evidence provided. I have deleted it.
Frank Crean was Deputy Prime Minister
At one time, Lynton Crosby described former ALP leader Simon Crean as the son of a Whitlam Government Minister. Frank Crean was not just a minister he was the Deputy Prime Minister in the last days of the Whitlam Government. Crosby should have referred to Frank Crean as a former Deputy Prime Minister not as a former Minister. While it is not false to call him a former minister to call him as such makes him sound as just another minister and does not indicate what so ever that he used to be Deputy Prime Minister. Referring to Frank Crean as a former minister is like referring to Al Gore as a former member of the Clinton administration. There is a right and wrong way on how politicians should be referred as, calling Frank Crean a former minister was definitely the wrong way. --The Shadow Treasurer 23:53, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
What a load of precious nonsense. Deputy PM is a bullshit job Labor usually slings to someone in the left wing to keep said faction happy. How many Deputy PM’s, from either side of politics, went on to long stints as PM.
Shortest term as Prime Minister: former Deputy PM, Frank Forde.
The selection of a Deputy Prime Minister in an ALP Government is really not that different from a vice presidential nominee in the US election. The Vice President is still accorded respect by reference to his title and therefore I don't see why the same kind of respect be accorded to the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.--18.104.22.168 (talk) 06:49, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
- Your incivility is disappointing. Refer to Deputy Prime Minister of Australia for the information your purport to seek. Forde was an interim PM until Chifley was chosen following Curtin's death. Whatever your point is regarding Forde is totally irrelevant. Timeshift (talk) 18:12, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
The overall result of the 2008 London Mayoral election was Johnson 1,168,738; Livingstone 1,028,966 (source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/elections/london/08/html/mayor.stm )
Notwithstanding the alleged comment from the "Macquarie Radio Network" (whatever that is), I don't believe this is really a sufficient margin to justify use of the hyperbole "red-headed stepchild" in an encyclopedia. Daniel Barlow (talk) 22:12, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
2013 tobacco material
When a subject is reported in a WP:RS as per Crosby's involvement with Philip Morris and a Lib Dem member of the Coalition saying he should resign or be sacked it's not helpful to simply delete this material. Ericoides (talk) 18:51, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
- Ericoides continues to defame a public subject based on the conjecture of a news report. The user has placed statements on the subject that are not verbatim comments or substantiated with a right of reply in the articles, therefore are not accurate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ctaustralia (talk • contribs) 02:46, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Fresh lobbying row
According to The Guardian Cameron faces fresh questions over his strategist after it emerged Crosby's lobbying firm advised private health companies at the time of NHS reforms. Crosby wasn't a Tory adviser at the time so it may not be relevant, but as this article is under complete lockdown I wonder if someone could look into this and perhaps add a mention of it if necessary. Paul MacDermott (talk) 10:52, 22 July 2013 (UTC)