RIP Keith Locke

Have been notified that former Green MP Keith Locke has died, aged 79 or 80.

I doubt there was an MP I disagreed with on almost every policy issue from economics to foreign affairs to defence. Keith defended some despicable acts done by communist regimes.

But he was a lovely, nice person whom you could engage with at length constructively. He played the ball, not the person. And we did even work together a bit on the one thing we agreed on – Republicanism.

I am reminded of what the great P J O’Rourke said about Hillary Clinton in 2016:

She’s wrong about absolutely everything, but she’s wrong within normal parameters.

I sort of feel the same about Keith Locke. He was a decent man, who was steadfast in the beliefs he had all his life from childhood to death. I enjoyed the interactions I did have with, and am saddened by his death.

My thoughts go out to his family, friends and comrades.

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