So in short, talk up the country, listen to the ‘somewheres’ outside the Westminster bubble – and cut taxes.
Posts Tagged: Australian Liberals
The Australian Liberals know who their target voters are. The Conservatives don’t seem to have a clue.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
WATCH: “I have always believed in miracles.” Morrison hails the Liberal Party’s astonishing victory Down Under.
Australia’s centre-right coalition defies the polls and the pundits to see off Labor against all expectation.
Plus: Norcott and Brandreth triumph at Edinburgh. Turnbull and Dutton circle in Australia. And: Corbyn’s shoddy copy of the Trump playbook.
Terry Barnes: So you think May has problems? They’re nothing compared to the knifings and plots that engulf Malcolm Turnbull
With half his ministry on the backbenches, he looks isolated – and in denial.
A colourful, entertaining, and apparently Teflon-coated Deputy Prime Minister falls foul of a change in political culture.
Terry Barnes: May would have seen her snap election fiasco coming, if only she’d looked abroad to…Australia
A massive poll lead. Going early. A wooden leader. Mindless mantras. A despised opposition. And then collapse. The parallels are uncanny: why didn’t Crosby warn her?
A lacklustre campaign, a complacent leader, and a ruthless opposition have not just clipped Malcolm Turnbull’s wings, but ripped them off.
Plus: The Australian Liberals should have gone for Julie Bishop. Joe Pike’s Project Fear. And: Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Cyber Corbynistas?
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.
The right-wing British commentators who claim otherwise are wide of the mark.
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.
“It has changed the current of Australian politics – and so much more. We have helped to build modern Australia.”