It was the political assault on the old power bases of the party that was the underlying theme of federal Labor in 2008.
The Liberals are left at the end of 2008 in a vacuum with a leader that has no real base of support in the party but with the old guard yet unable to get rid of him.
The myth that climate change action is a tough area for government largely comes from the media’s incomprehension that the voting public would ever think beyond its hip-pocket.
You would think the Liberals in opposition would be in their element now. The economy is turning down and Labor’s plan is to spend its way out of it.
If apologies are so in vogue, maybe here’s a chance to apologise to all those living now who have had such a slur made against them …
Monday, 8 December 2008 State of the parties Comments Off
What is striking in the press coverage is how it has shifted focus onto what the Nationals did and away from the real challenge to Turnbull’s authority, what the Liberal front bench did.
… both sides are heading into an unprecedented economic crisis with little in the political arsenal to handle it.
… it seems the more the Liberals ditch what they stand for, the more they cling to Howard the man, rather than what he was supposed to stand for.