Dick Smith holding his pitchfork — a prop he intends to use to warn pollies of the “revolution” brewing. Picture: Ross Swanborough
Dick Smith holding his pitchfork — a prop he intends to use to warn pollies of the “revolution” brewing. Picture: Ross Swanborough

Dick Smith's $1m TV ad to cut immigration, increase taxes

MILLIONAIRE businessman Dick Smith is launching a $1 million television ad campaign tomorrow to pressure politicians to cut immigration and increase taxes on the super-wealthy.

And he will be handing out toy pitchforks to warn of the violent "revolution" to come if nothing is done.

"I am doing this for my grandchildren because you cannot have endless growth and endless greed," he said.

Mr Smith has hired actor John Stanton from the 1980s Grim Reaper AIDS campaign to voice the disturbing ad, which warns of violence on the streets if population growth goes on unchecked.

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