Unhappy with his views on race: Katter axes Fraser Anning from KAP

Unhappy with his views on race: Katter axes Fraser Anning from KAP. By Rosie Lewis.

Queensland independent Senator Fraser Anning has hit back at Katter’s Australian Party after leader Bob Katter dumped him from the party less than five months after he joined, amid concerns some of Anning’s policies were “racist”.

Mr Katter’s announcement that KAP had “terminated” Senator Anning’s endorsement comes after the maverick senator attempted to move a motion in the Senate that urged Scott Morrison to “support a predominantly European immigration program”.

He also addressed a rally organised by a neo-Nazi group that billed itself as part of a libertarian conference attended by four Coalition MPs, as revealed in The Australian, and was attacked after delivering his maiden speech and calling for a “final solution” to immigration policy. …

Senator Anning said … “The party claims that members are free to put their consciences and constituents wishes before the party position, but apparently that principle is only selectively applied.”

Senator Anning said he had made his position on immigration clear in his maiden speech, which referred to a national plebiscite on Muslim immigration as “the final solution”. …

“How can calling for a plebiscite on a predominantly European immigration program be “pure gold” when I gave my maiden speech on 14 August and somehow “racist” two months later?”

hat-tip Stephen Neil