Tuesday, 30 July 2013   State of the parties   14 comments 

The political agenda we see now are the leftovers from a time when the major parties represented clear social bases in the electorate which they no longer do.

“We will decide” was a phoney bit of Australian unilateralism made possible at a time of that phoney bit of US unilateralism, the War on Terror.


Saturday, 20 July 2013   International relations, Tactics   27 comments 

The Great Destabiliser has moved up a notch.


Tuesday, 9 July 2013   State of the parties, Tactics   34 comments 

Rudd appears to have learnt lessons in exile, but the main one doesn’t look to be to consult more with his colleagues.

The lack of a convincing reason on the source of Rudd’s popularity, is not because political commentators are thick, but because the answer is uncomfortable.