Tony Abbott makes a St Patrick's Day video. Manages to offend almost everyone.

It’s not easy being green…

After this week referring to remote communities as “lifestyle choices” and causing wide-spread offence among Indigenous Australians, you’d think the Prime Minister might be watching his words a little.

Not so, apparently. Even pre-recording his St. Patrick’s Day message to Irish Australians couldn’t save the chronically gaffe-prone PM from insulting them.

Despite St. Patrick’s Day not being until next Tuesday, the video has already appeared on the Liberal Party’s YouTube page and is already been slammed as “patronising” by Irish ex-pats.


Tony ‘climate change is crap’ Abbott dons a green tie in celebration of “the one day of the year when it’s good to be green” (har har har) and manages to tread a fine line between being completely non-sensical and vaguely racist throughout the 70-second clip.

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While he stopped short of dropping a “to be sure” and there is no mention of potatoes, Abbott quickly makes it clear he knows little of the Irish.

“It’s been said of us that the English made the laws, the Scots made the money and the Irish made the songs,” Mr Abbott said.

Funnily enough, the only person I have ever heard utter the above words was, er, Tony Abbott in his 2014 St. Patirck’s Day address.

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You may also recognise that green tie and the line about sharing “a Guinness or two or maybe even three”.

Anyone else feeling like this kid right now?

You said it kid.


One final thing…