In Australia, a Prime Minister facing even the most inevitable of defeats still holds to the end one power of incumbency – deciding when it will happen. Now even that has been thrown away.
Wait till you see what is coming to Canberra this year.
The old will have to give way in 2013.
It is wonderful to see such bipartisanship at work in our Parliament behind the personal attacks.
Far from being “out of it” some politicians have been working hard to make the remote communities in the Northern Territory and Queensland practically avant-garde.
The over-turning of the orthodoxies of the Howard period during 2008-2009 has been forgotten as much as the reason for the popularity for the man who brought them about.
It has been forgotten now, but the opposition to the ETS was not an electoral ploy but a desperate attempt to save the Coalition’s brand.
The delusion of both sides of the political spectrum suggests we are building up to a full-blown political crisis yet to come.
All we needed was a Canberra farce and we have all we need to know.
Rather than holding the government back, the hung Parliament has forced it to adopt the reforming agenda of the independents that at the last election, it made clear it didn’t intend to have.