As we continue to reel in shock after everyone’s favourite good-hair-haver Scott Ludlam resigned suddenly on discovering his dual NZ citizenship, the Onion Eater otherwise known as Tony Abbott has piped up to reiterate that he’s totally in the clear, citizenship-wise, thank you very much.
FYI rumour mongers: I renounced my UK citizenship in 1993 and here’s the proof: pic.twitter.com/tHAeJeqo5T
— Tony Abbott (@TonyAbbottMHR) July 14, 2017
To be fair, he tweeted the letter from UK Immigration in response to a number of people yodelling about double standards, as up until this point he hadn’t publicly addressed the rumours that he’d remained a dual British/Australian citizen throughout his tenure as prime minister.
The Ludlam dual citizenship resignation should re-ignite the Tony Abbott dual citizenship debate. When did he renounce Britain?
— Derryn Hinch (@HumanHeadline) July 14, 2017
Fortunately/unfortunately, it sure does seem like he renounced his UK citizenship way back in 1993.
Has that stopped him from being roasted?
*calls local supermarket* how much popcorn do you have in stock? https://t.co/SrE7jFY3fv
— Gubs don’t @ me (@nogubs88) July 14, 2017
OF COURSE HE HAD THE RENOUNCEMENT SAVED ON HIS DESKTOP AS A PDF.
— Mark Di Stefano ???? (@MarkDiStef) July 14, 2017
Nice try, but I read the document, and it’s actually for some bloke called Anthony. https://t.co/qqpQ3RHvbL
— Liam O’Donoghue (@PRPRTRTR) July 14, 2017
Explain this then. pic.twitter.com/8tP3HSkN4V
— Matt Burke (@matttburke) July 14, 2017
oi tones I reckon this means you’re eligible to become PM. you should defo think about it.
— Nick Schadegg (@nickschadegg) July 14, 2017
I…worked on this story for a year…and…he just…he tweeted it out https://t.co/NYAcL2GgnU
— Pat Murray (@_patmurray) July 14, 2017
I think we know what all this is working towards, and I’m here to say: you’re not getting the top job again, Tony. Give it up. Let it go.