Elections 2022: Scott Morrison’s new ‘Dear Labour’ ad about Anthony Albanese is relentlessly mocked

A screen grab of the 'Dear Labour' ad where a voiceover appropriates the lyrics to the nursery rhyme 'There's a hole in my bucket'

A screen grab of the 'Dear Labour' ad where a voiceover appropriates the lyrics to the nursery rhyme 'There's a hole in my bucket'

Scott Morrison’s new attack ad has been relentlessly mocked by voters as being so annoying it prompts them to vote the other way.

The Liberal Party’s latest commercial ‘Dear Labour’ – widely aired on TV – revises lyrics from the nursery rhyme ‘There’s a Hole in the Bucket’ to rip into Anthony Albanese’s ALP.

‘There is a hole in your budget, dear Labour’, says a lilting voice-over. ‘There will be more taxes, more taxes, more taxes, there’s a hole in your budget, dear Labour, a hole.’

A voiceover then claims the opposition has “not balanced a budget in over 30 years,” as coins spill from a hole in the bottom of a rusty “Labor” bucket.

The ad has been criticized on social media, with one commentator describing it as the “worst political ad yet” of this election campaign.

Others have argued that it’s even more annoying than the ads Clive Palmer has covered the country with all year.

A screen grab of the 'Dear Labour' ad where a voiceover appropriates the lyrics to the nursery rhyme 'There's a hole in my bucket'

A screen grab of the 'Dear Labour' ad where a voiceover appropriates the lyrics to the nursery rhyme 'There's a hole in my bucket'

A screen grab of the ‘Dear Labour’ ad where a voiceover appropriates the lyrics to the nursery rhyme ‘There’s a hole in my bucket’

“I’d like a royal commission on that ‘hole in your budget’ song ad. I don’t care who made it, I vote for who didn’t,” one wrote.

“It’s worse than all the United Australia Party ads put together,” agreed another.

‘Will the LNP’s ‘hole in your budget’ ad make even more people decide that they should be voted out?’ asked another.

“The anger when that ad comes out will be aimed directly at the idiots responsible for it,” said another.

“I think the Liberal Party should ask for a refund from whoever came up with that absurd ‘hole in your bucket’ ad,” tweeted another Australian.

Daily Mail Australia has approached the Liberal Party for comment on the criticism.

New polls have predicted that Labor would win the election on its own and gain an 80-seat majority if voters were sent to the polls this week.

According to a comprehensive YouGov MRP survey commissioned by: the Australianthe coalition would be reduced to just 63 seats in the House of Representatives.

The poll predicted that Labor would win 12 seats, giving the party a majority of five seats in parliament.

New polls claim Scott Morrison's coalition could be reduced to just 63 seats in parliament in Saturday's election

New polls claim Scott Morrison's coalition could be reduced to just 63 seats in parliament in Saturday's election

New polls claim Scott Morrison’s coalition could be reduced to just 63 seats in parliament in Saturday’s election

Criticism of the Coalition’s new ad comes just days after the Liberal Party was forced to run a counter ad broadcasting a Labor TV and radio commercial – ‘that’s not my job’ – which many believe to be the most effective of the campaign so far.

The coalition says the clips used have been taken out of context and merged for dramatic effect into a counter ad calling the ad a “lie.”

The first clip of Mr Morrison’s lyrics ‘that’s not my job’ is from a Today show interview with Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon on August 19, 2020.

Stefanovic asked, ‘Why haven’t you personally lost your temper with Dan Andrews’ and the Prime Minister replied, ‘Because that’s not my job.’

Morrison says the response was not an excuse, but an explanation as to why he did not criticize the Victoria Prime Minister over the massive Covid outbreak in the state.

The second clip is from a press conference in Queensland on October 11, 2020.

The Prime Minister defended his policy of giving Aussies early access to retirement when he said: ‘I’m not going to tell Australians how to spend their own money, it’s not my job.’

In the third clip, the Prime Minister was interviewed by Tara Brown on 60 Minutes on March 22, 2020.

When asked if he was afraid of the pandemic, he replied, “It’s not my job to do that.”

Coalition campaign spokesman Simon Birmingham claimed that Labor “had been caught lying to the Australian public” by falsely suggesting that the prime minister was making up an apology.

Asked if the commercial was frustrating, Morrison told Ray Hadley on radio 2GB on Tuesday: “Well.

Mr Albanian (pictured) stormed to victory in the third leaders' election debate as Aussies voted from pubs in key voters on Wednesday night

Mr Albanian (pictured) stormed to victory in the third leaders' election debate as Aussies voted from pubs in key voters on Wednesday night

Mr Albanian (pictured) stormed to victory in the third leaders’ election debate as Aussies voted from pubs in key voters on Wednesday night

“I mean, the three quotes they use. I was asked, should I be afraid of the pandemic? No, no, it’s not my job to fear the pandemic.

Is it my job to yell a state prime minister on the phone while trying to contain a pandemic?

“No, I don’t think that’s a smart idea if we’re all trying to work together and get over the pandemic.”

Mr Albanian stormed to victory in the third leaders’ election debate on Wednesday night as undecided Australians voted from pubs in key voters.

Labor got 50 percent of the vote, as opposed to Morrison’s 34 percent, while 16 percent of voters remained undecided.

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