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Somewhat surprisingly it made the Canberra Times. The Libs are in such a complete mess, last month it was the Qld Libs who were reduced to considering choosing their next leader by drawing names from a hat – no joke. The next major State election, the ACT is next year but it’s as safe as houses, is WA and there’s a chance they’ll be competitive although if they can’t role the most incompetent government in the country, the NSW Iemma goverment, who knows…
I’m surprised ACT has lasted so long. It was only initiated between right wing members of National and Labour to bring in rogernomics.
They can probably thank Rodney Hide for it’s perpetuation.
Does anyone understand what ACT actually represents apart from supporting National. They have rallied around the causes in the last couple of years and I was skeptical of the leadership being so badly misrepresented on this post, although I have never heard of the people mentioned.
Is someone trying to bring them some kudos here before the elections??
So many rats have jumped from the Liberal party ship in the last few weeks , I think its down to the worms in hull who are leaving now.
Out of government the Tories dont even have a reason to exist, they are merely a drinking club for younger memebers born with a silver spoon in their mouth and Gods waiting room for those over 70, after a life of priveledge
Oh, and btw, I’d have been had too, if it hadn’t been for the spoilers above. I did think it odd The Australian was talking about NZ politics, but since I know jack shit about the inner workings of the ACT party, and care slightly less, I was fooled.
GWW: crap as always. The libs are cleaning out the old guard, like any party does when they lose after three terms in power. In fact, exactly like Labor will be doing in about a year’s time – you don’t think Helen, Cullen, Mallard etc al will stay around for two terms in opposition and a lot of hard graft to get back in power. By which time they’ll be too old and need to retire. No, it is the pattern of things, get rid of those who lost, rebuild with newer and younger people who’ll actually be around when you next win.
PaulL: “… you don’t think Helen, Cullen, Mallard etc al will stay around for two terms in opposition and a lot of hard graft to get back in power. By which time they’ll be too old and need to retire. ”
I would say they wouldn’t stay around for even one more term in power – if they win, there willl be a hand-over of power to younger hands. It would have Maharey, but he didn’t want to risk it in opposition that’s why he buggered off. So perhaps Goff is in the running…?