Bill Potts Comments on Barry O’Sullivan’s Tirade
Bill Potts recently commented on the recent tirade made by LNP Treasurer Barry O’Sullivan.
From The Courier Mail;
Campbell Newman is under pressure to force controversial LNP treasurer Barry O’Sullivan out of the party after his expletive-laden tirade at a candidate. Senior MPs and party figures are demanding Mr Newman act now or risk the party’s bosses taking over, if the LNP wins the election…
What would happen to Barry in the real world?
Bill Potts – “If you did that in a courtroom, you would be in Contempt of Court and the reason for it is that as a society we worked out that reasons, debate and even differences of opinion can be firmly expressed but without the recourse to violent language.”
Punishment: Contempt of Court
Contempt of Court is when a person acts to defy the authority or dignity of the Court. Using obscene language for example is deemed Contempt of Court and punishable by a fine or jail time.