Amid scandal, Speaker Peter Slipper’s chances of returning as Speaker of the House of Representatives are minimal as the critical votes he needs to avoid a no-confidence declaration continue to fall away.
Must I say it? Because if no one else does, I’m going to have to:
Giving the slip, Peter Slipper slipped out of the House, quiet as a mouse, slipping away, into the day. He was last seen dressed in a slipper, carrying a flipper and remains known throughout Australia as a very bad tipper.