Scott Morrison's imploding act

 

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  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

So you really think people will vote in the ALP instead? The party that practically invented political knifings of sitting PMs? Goes right back to Hawke being stabbed by Keating.
Aaron
John Gorton?

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  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
And further back that that Aus politics was really messy with characters like Billy Hughes "the little digger" who represented six political parties during his career, leading five, outlasting four, and being expelled from three. He brought down the Bruce government in 1928 when he and his supporters in the coalition crossed the floor on a confidence motion.

Interestingly Hughes started his political career in the ALP and ended up in the UAP where he was deposed as leader by none other than Robert Menzies in 1939! And they talk about class traitors these days, maybe Malcolm should fulfill his destiny, join the Labor Party and lead them into a golden decade in office! Or not.
BrentonGolding
Hughes was a very untrustworthy character - defected from the Labor Party over his support for conscription in WWI.

Incidentally did anyone see that one of the first things the ScoMo the Prime Minister did was to hit the radio and tell people that they were going to do everything in their power to bolster the price of property across the nation? There was never any doubt in my mind that we have put in a real-estate Prime Minister and it didn't take long for him to show us what he stood for...
  allan Chief Commissioner

Hughes was a very untrustworthy character - defected from the Labor Party over his support for conscription in WWI.
don_dunstan
Ah... A man of principle!
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
So you really think people will vote in the ALP instead? The party that practically invented political knifings of sitting PMs? Goes right back to Hawke being stabbed by Keating.
Aaron
Not in a blue-ribbon Liberal seat but the ALP isn’t after your vote. Jump up and down and point "They started it" but for many voters it reinforces their belief that all pollies are the same.

Most people aren’t invested in politics. For those whose vote changes governments it’s more like McDonalds v KFC (they’re popular fast food chains Wink).

This tarnishes the brand. How much and for how long depends. It might be enough to convince more to skip KFC this time and go with Macas instead.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Interesting article by Karen Middleton in The Saturday Paper today https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/

Suggests that members of Turnbull's own cabinet had compiled a dirt file on him which they had threatened to release to the media if he didn't go.

Politics really is a dirty, dirty game.

BG
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Today's chortle - Tony Abbott calling for unity.  
Watch your back, ScoMo; unfortunately you have to contend with a man who is both ambitious and stupid. He'll start sharpening the knives pretty soon, because he seems to be incapable of learning that he's just not relevant any more.
I actually wanted Dutton to win, because I'd love to have seen him become the third Prime Minister to lose his own seat in an election.
  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
About people changing parties wasn't Mark Latham rumoured to be supporting or joining One Nation?
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Latham, Abbott, Howard, Keating - all yesterday's men, and all should take a vow of silence.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
About people changing parties wasn't Mark Latham rumoured to be supporting or joining One Nation?
GeoffreyHansen
He actually joined Llyenholm's Liberal Democrats - but then proceeded to make a "robo-call" for Pauline during the recent Queensland by-election. Who knows.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Latham, Abbott, Howard, Keating - all yesterday's men, and all should take a vow of silence.
Valvegear
You would rob us of Keating's entertaining critiques of politics and the world in general? I for one won't stand for that!

You can zip up the other 3 by all means (although it is always entertaining to hear any ex PM try to re-write the record books after they leave office) but I for one love listening to PK.

For those interested there is a Facebook group dedicated to PK's one liners

https://www.facebook.com/groups/28819960090/about/

Shorten's Zingers are a pale imitation of the real thing.

BG
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Spot on BG. Keating should get the gig of speech writer for Bill, although delivery by Bill will be lacking.

When Abbott left the party room, after the vote,he stated something like. We've lost a prime minister, the government is still to be saved. So Scomo, Abbott Dutton probably Andrews and others, will be outside the tent pissing in. Eyes on the back of head required.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

About people changing parties wasn't Mark Latham rumoured to be supporting or joining One Nation?
He actually joined Llyenholm's Liberal Democrats - but then proceeded to make a "robo-call" for Pauline during the recent Queensland by-election. Who knows.
don_dunstan
Llyenholm should be referred for deceptive and misleading representations. His party is neither liberal or democratic.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
About people changing parties wasn't Mark Latham rumoured to be supporting or joining One Nation?
He actually joined Llyenholm's Liberal Democrats - but then proceeded to make a "robo-call" for Pauline during the recent Queensland by-election. Who knows.
Llyenholm should be referred for deceptive and misleading representations. His party is neither liberal or democratic.
nswtrains
The liberal part is a bit of a difficult one, we in Australia tend to have a different version of liberal than those overseas do.

If you look at the Brittanica definition then Leyonhjelm is not too far off the mark

https://www.britannica.com/topic/liberalism

As for Democracy, that is more and more in the eye of the beholder these days!

BG (Not a fan of DLs politics but I do support a few of his ideals)
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
At least everyone's forgotten about the banks Razz
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Julie Bishop likely to leave politics at the next election according to Fairfax.

Also did anyone hear ScoMo on the TV this weekend blaming Labor for the pile of debt that he's inherited. Ahem! Six years of LNP government did nothing to stop it from doubling.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Also did anyone hear ScoMo on the TV this weekend blaming Labor for the pile of debt that he's inherited. Ahem! Six years of LNP government did nothing to stop it from doubling.
"don_dunstan"
It's the age-old principle; tell the big lie often enough, and sufficient people will believe it.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Saw a funny on Facebook; ban the single use prime minister Smile
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Confirmed that Bishop has decided she does not want to continue as Minister for Foreign Affairs. She is already the Libs endorsed candidate for Curtin, but has reportedly not reached a decision about whether to continue as a backbencher or quit altogether.
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
Confirmed that Bishop has decided she does not want to continue as Minister for Foreign Affairs. She is already the Libs endorsed candidate for Curtin, but has reportedly not reached a decision about whether to continue as a backbencher or quit altogether.
Valvegear
I can't help but find her likeable even though I have very little in common with what she represents.

That recent series, 'The House' did show that many pollies do work hard when they're not in survival mode.
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
Saw a funny on Facebook; ban the single use prime minister Smile
petan
Just one Wink

I like the Pizza one. Order this, get something else!

Also 'The Insiders' clip of Kindergarten Cop, The Turnbullator and others doing the rounds.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I can't help but find her likeable even though I have very little in common with what she represents.
"Groundrelay"
I think I know where you're coming from, and my take on it is that she is about the most dignified member in the House. I can't remember her resorting to abuse or insults too often.
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
I can't help but find her likeable even though I have very little in common with what she represents.
I think I know where you're coming from, and my take on it is that she is about the most dignified member in the House. I can't remember her resorting to abuse or insults too often.
Valvegear
Her 'Death Stare' was all it took.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
Morrison's new ministry to be announced at 4:45pm

Kind Regards
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
I can't help but find her likeable even though I have very little in common with what she represents.

Groundrelay
Well, she presents well! Actually puts alot of women half her age to shame.

Professionally, probably one of the better if not best Foreign Minsters in recent times and managed to escape any major stuff-ups that escalates quickly out of Australia.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
At least everyone's forgotten about the banks Razz
bingley hall
Not likely, aren't they about to be indicted for war crimes at The Hague or something?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-25/lawyers-recommend-nab,-cba-face-charges-over-super-law-breaches/10163892

BG

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