I wouldn't be so sure about that. The moderates dislike him and revelations about the employment of some yank with close republican ties may be the deal breaker.
Let's just hope whoever comes onboard does a great job at steering the state through the pandemic, as Glady's has done so far. I must admit I'm sad to see her go like this, but if she has been this close to a former corrupt individual, I guess there is no choice but to resign...Perottet, appears the front runner.
I agree. Unlike their Federal counterparts, the moderates are the dominant faction in NSW and I can't see them supporting someone from the Far Christian Right like Perrottet as Premier, assuming the position becomes available.
He's my Local Member and I dislike him intensely. He's nothing more than a self-serving Liberal Party apparatchik who has no scruples about riding over the top of colleagues to reach the top echelons of the Party. When he was the Member for Hawkesbury, he tried to muscle in on his colleague David Elliott's adjoining seat of Castle Hill, because it was closer to where he lived. Thankfully, Elliott rebuked him and it was only through the generosity of Damien Tudehope, the Member for Epping, when he got his way, with Tudehope agreeing to vacate his seat for him and switch to the Upper House.
I'm surprised that Perrottet appears to have got off scott-free over the iCare debacle, when that should also be the subject of an ICAC inquiry. There are too many question marks over his bone fides to be Premier. I would think that Rob Stokes should also be in the mix as a candidate if it comes to pass. However, it's early days yet and Gladys is hanging on.