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A Senator Has Threatened To Literally Finger The Prime Minister

Queensland senator Glenn Lazarus said he'll give Tony Abbott a "Hopoate tackle".

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We know what you're thinking: "No! It cannot be? This is a ridiculous assertion."

Well let's go through the facts.


Lazarus walked out on Palmer's party earlier this year, over some serious personal and professional disputes between the two big men.

He now sits in the senate as an independent and has lodged electoral papers to register a new political party: "The Glen Lazarus Team."

Which pretty much brings us to Tuesday, when he threatened some pretty dodgy tackling moves on Tony Abbott if coal seam gas mining wasn't banned from residential areas of Queensland.

"I threatened Tony Abbott to shirtfront him about this issue... I'm so determined to give these people a voice... I am prepared to go and squirrel grip, the prime minister," said Lazarus, according to The Australian.

"If that doesn't work I've got other things up my sleeves such as the grapple tackle, the chicken wing and even the crusher tackle. If that doesn't work I'm prepared to use the Hopoate tackles."



Lazarus' butt-probing threat has delighted the country.

it's an actual Australian law that if you finger someone's butthole you usurp them

Senator Lazarus demonstrates how he'll "squirrel grip" the PM over #csg. Thankfully he didn't show us the Hopoate.

pictured: glenn lazarus and tony abbott

petition to replace 'render me stateless' with 'well finger me bumhole'

But there are some serious worries, like what if he follows through on the threat.

What if he does it. What if Lazarus gets stuck right in. Then what will these 'jokesters' on Twitter say. What will they say if he does it.

Mark Di Stefano is a media and politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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