No wonder Abbott’s attempt to make this about principles is being given a bit of a run, because the leadership implosion that is actually happening is just a little to awkward to contemplate.

No resurrection

Tuesday, 18 April 2017   State of the parties   4 comments 

If the Liberals decide to take back Abbott as their own Jeremy Corbyn, the realignment could come sooner.

Like a dead fish, a paralysed government soon flips upside down in the water.

Awkward

Monday, 29 February 2016   State of the parties   5 comments 

Whether it was an insecure Labor party, and now even more insecure cultural warriors, Abbott, mediocre politician he is, just can’t help being made relevant.

Fabulous(ish)

Wednesday, 23 December 2015   State of the parties   9 comments 

David Rowe, AFR LEIGH SALES: OK. Let’s whip through a few other things. Your minister, Mal Brough, … MALCOLM TURNBULL: You’ve lost interest in innovation, have you? LEIGH SALES: (Laughs) I haven’t lost interest, but there’s a lotta things to get through and there’s limited time. MALCOLM TURNBULL: Aunty ABC loses interest in innovation. LEIGH […]

In the spirit of inclusiveness Turnbull looks ready to accommodate all positions except his own.

This has the making of being a regional diplomatic disaster.

Lifestyle

Monday, 16 March 2015   The Australian state   10 comments 

The idea of shutting down remote communities because they are economically unviable is, of course, rubbish.

Implosion

Tuesday, 10 February 2015   State of the parties, Tactics   19 comments 

Turnbull’s waiting until he is drafted really comes from him having no other choice.

The Queensland disaster is unsettling because it brings the Liberals closer to a leadership challenge in Canberra they don’t want to have.

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