The danger of the ‘irresponsible larrikin’

The brand Katter has carefully cultivated offers a continual nudge nudge, wink wink of blokey matehood and pub banter bigotry.

Bob Katter. (Image: Glenn Hunt/AAP)

A recording of Akubra hat influencer and independent MP for Kennedy Bob Katter popped up on YouTube last week where he appeared to take the pledge of allegiance for far-right hate group the Proud Boys.

“I am Bob Katter and I am a proud Western chauvinist,” he stammered into a megaphone with his trademark crackle. “It is us who brought civilisation into the world and we won’t be apologising for it. Don’t get in our way.”

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