Clashes over Black Lives Matter or Extinction Rebellion are noisy, nasty – and, by definition, impossible for Johnson to keep out of.
Posts Tagged: Tony Abbott
Tony Abbott may have the right expertise for the Board of Trade, but his past comments shouldn’t be downplayed
From commenting on a female politician’s “sex appeal” to talking about women doing the ironing, he will not win over a large segment of the electorate.
Australia’s former Prime Minister knows all about trade deals – and can supply insights both from his experience and an international contact book.
The greater the incentives for people traffickers, the more lives will be lost. The Australian approach is morally right.
Stephen Booth: Joining the CPTPP is how this country can show it’s serious about being “Global Britain”
While the Government has been focussed on “levelling up” and other domestic issues, it’s time to consider the UK’s position on the world stage.
Terry Barnes: This miserable ghost. The embittered Turnbull memoirs – published without care for Australia at this time of national crisis.
It is incredible that he has allowed this attack on the Prime Minister’s integrity to be published now – amidst this existential global pandemic crisis.
From the outset, he framed both himself and his government as acknowledging the concerns of everyday Australians. It was a voice that rang with authenticity.
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.
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?
If it is too exotic a model, try Australia or New Zealand. They, too, have opened their markets, removing tariffs and trade barriers, liberalising their economies.
Bill English, his successor, worked co-operatively with him and Wayne Eagleson. There’s a lesson here for Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.
A lacklustre campaign, a complacent leader, and a ruthless opposition have not just clipped Malcolm Turnbull’s wings, but ripped them off.
Terry Barnes: Australia’s election is a tame affair compared to what’s happening in Britain right now
Malcolm Turnbull has run a “safety first” campaign – and is expected to win.
Plus: The Government’s push to rig the EU referendum: guilty as charged. Cameron and tax: innocent until or unless proved otherwise. And: my shoulder freezes over.