In today's edition of The Australian, Denis Shanahan says:
The key to success for the Malaysian solution for Labor is to be seen as hard-hearted and uncompromising, putting asylum-seekers on planes, manacled and at gunpoint if necessary, to convince people-smugglers and their customers the corrupt "business model" will not work.
Refugee advocates are starting to look back at the detention centre on Nauru as "the good old days" and advocate for its re-opening.
What more can I say? I previously opined that the differences between Gillard and Howard on asylum seeker policy were so slight Gillard may as well shave her head and put on glasses. I was wrong. Howard should buy a red wig and get himself contacts.