Plus: Loathsome Winston McKenzie. Alex Salmond, Thatcher fan. The indestructible Keith Vaz. And: my interview with Charles Moore is well worth a listen.
Posts Tagged: Australia
He will be treated more kindly by history than by his contemporaries or the opinion polls – having begun to repair a Budget destroyed by Labor profligacy.
Australia is now on its fifth Prime Minister in five years. And the narrowness of the Liberal Party’s vote does not bode well.
In 2005, the then 15 members of the European Union agreed to reach a 0.7 per cent aid target by 2015. Apart from us only four EU countries have actually delivered.
In this acutely marginal seat, Labour looks even more vulnerable than the Conservatives to attack by UKIP.
The right-wing British commentators who claim otherwise are wide of the mark.
This bad policy doesn’t just affect smokers or tobacco companies – it will hit all of us in the pocket.
The Australian Prime Minister survived a rebellion last night – but now his relationship with his colleagues is fundamentally altered.
A combination of sudden measures to fix the economy, bad party management, poor timing, Senate opposition and the spill system have put Tony Abbott in danger.
Plus: Farage’s book an election expense? Don’t be daft. My election predictions. Dull Tory slogans. Lively Australian politicians. And: victims of MND.
It has worked in Australia but in a totally different context.
Carole Mills is tangled up in a burqa ban – and a Select Committee report that it was misled about her knowledge of an Australian parliamentary controversy.
They are likely to be less stable than coalitions because of the lack of a majority. That does not prevent them enduring,
50,000 pages of rules have been removed – including nearly 10,000 separate regulations and a thousand Acts of Parliament. An idea for the Conservative Manifesto?
“It has changed the current of Australian politics – and so much more. We have helped to build modern Australia.”