A no-nonsense Aussie has lashed Anthony Albanese, predicting he will be remembered as the ‘Australia’s worst ever Prime Minister’.
Bernard Thompson, from Cowra in NSW‘s central west, penned a devastating critique of the first half of Albo’s premiership.
‘In my opinion, future history will remember Anthony Albanese as arguably Australia’s worst ever Prime Minister and he’s only half way through his term,’ Mr Thompson wrote to the Daily Telegraph’s letter pages.
The enraged man blasted Mr Albanese’s spate of foreign trips – which has seen him visit Washington, China and the Cook Islands in recent weeks – and said he wished he spent more time on the domestic agenda.
‘I wish Anthony Albanese (Mr Photo Opportunity himself) would sped more time visiting the country he’s supposed to be the Prime Minister of and start delivering on all those “plans” that Labor told us they had prior to the last election,’ he wrote.
Anthony Albanese has been described criticised for neglecting the domestic agenda while he jets off across the world
Mr Thompson then savaged the Labor leader’s grand plans to transform Australia into a ‘world powerhouse’ for renewable energy.
‘Good old Albo and his “comrades” haven’t even been able to deliver on the $275 reduction in household energy bills they promised nearly a hundred times at the last election,’ he wrote.
The scornful punter concluded his blistering missive by delivering a damning, one-word critique.
‘On his recent visit the Chinese media described Anthony Albanese as “handsome”, I think the word “hopeless” is more accurate,’ Mr Thompson wrote.
Mr Albanese was given the flattering nickname by China’s second-in-command, Prime Minister Li Qiang after visiting Beijing on Monday to hold talks with the premier and President Xi Jingping.
Premier Li told reporters he considered Mr Albanese as an ‘old friend’ after meeting him four times in the past year.
He said Mr Albanese’s visit had been circulating widely on Chinese social media, including a video of the PM running in a yellow jersey which drew the attention of local residents.
‘People were saying that we have a handsome boy coming from Australia,’ Premier Li told reporters.
Chinese locals were reportedly stunned to see Anthony Albanese on an early-morning march around central Shanghai before his trip to Beijing.
The Prime Minister donned a green and gold Matilda’s jersey and a cap from his beloved South Sydney Rabbitohs while strolling around The Bund waterfront district in downtown Shanghai on Sunday morning.
He was accompanied by at least eight security personnel as he waved to the occasional passerby on the almost-deserted esplanade and asked one in typical Aussie fashion: ‘How are you going?’
Despite the seemingly large security presence – to Western eyes at least – many locals were apparently shocked to see a world leader out in public interacting with people.
Mr Albanese will fly to San Francisco in the coming days for his fourth foreign trip in as many weeks
”This could never happen in China,’ one told me.’
Others were baffled by his identity, with one assuming he was ‘maybe some actor or an entrepreneur or CEO’.
Mr Glasgow asked the Prime Minister if he had enjoyed his trip, to which he laughed and said: ‘Yeah, it’s pretty good’.
Yaqiu Wang, research director at pro-Democracy organisation Freedom House, praised Mr Albanese’s ‘good diplomatic tactics’.
‘People in China are so accustomed to leaders being aloof and untouchable that when a leader acts like a normal person, it induces a lot of heartwarming feelings,’ Ms Wang said.
Mr Albanese first travelled to Washington in October, where he was treated to a state dinner with the Bidens and a slew of celebrities and businesspeople (pictured with his partner Jodie Haydon)
Mr Albanese knew two back-to-back trips to the United States might not go down well with the Australian public, with the Prime Minister’s team reportedly urging the White House to consider hosting him around the same time as the conference
Critics of Mr Albanese have labelled him ‘Airbus Albo’ due to his international jet-setting.
Despite major domestic pressures including the cost-of-living crisis and the Voice referendum, he started the year with a trip to Papua New Guinea, followed by India and then the United States to reveal the AUKUS deal.
This was followed by a bilateral meeting in Fiji and then a return to London for the King’s coronation.
The G7 summit was held in Japan in May, and the PM embarked on two-day trips to Singapore and Vietnam in June.
In July he spent a whirlwind three days in Germany and Lithuania, followed by New Zealand later that month.
In September, the PM visited Indonesia, the Philippines and India – again for only two days in each location.
He travelled straight from this week’s trip to China to the Cook Islands. He will return to Australia briefly for parliament sitting next week before jetting off again to San Francisco.
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