UK 21 September 2012 Quote of the Day Australian treasurer Wayne Swan on the Republicans. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Let's be blunt and acknowledge the biggest threat to the world's biggest economy are the cranks and crazies that have taken over the Republican Party. For his sake (and ours), let's hope Australian treasurer Wayne Swan doesn't have to deal with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. › Nightjack: former Times lawyer interviewed under caution Australian prime minister Julia Gillard and treasurer Wayne Swan. Photograph: Getty Images. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Why are community sentences going out of fashion? A general election means Jeremy Corbyn's euroscepticism is finally an asset The "BME" vote is up for grabs in the general election 2017 - who will capture it?