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How Tony Won Me Back! He’s Become A Socialist!!

February 9, 2015 - 19:26 -- Admin

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“We will socialise decisions before we finalise them and that way we’re more likely to take the people with us!” says Tony Abbott after winning the motion against the spill in a landslide.

Actually, I’m not a socialist. I’m planning to become ridiculously wealthy by exploiting the poor…

The day terror hit our shores . . . or not

February 9, 2015 - 14:38 -- Admin

After achieving a resounding affirmation that, along with the majority of Australians, 40% of his own party want to get rid of him, Tony Abbott began Parliament by shamelessly using the Lindt Café siege, describing it as “the day terror hit our shores.”

We can expect to hear a great deal more made of national security (if that is possible) in the coming months.

What about the debt now?

February 9, 2015 - 12:49 -- Admin

The Government’s leadership question has been decided for the time being. The result of the spill motion to declare the leadership positions vacant failed 39 votes to 61.

Interesting result that. The 39 who voted for the spill were likely those who will lose their seats at the next election. When the rest of them see no improvement in the polls in the months ahead, this little wave will likely grow to something much larger as it crashes in to shore.

Spill vote shows an out of touch government

February 9, 2015 - 12:45 -- Admin

If you needed more evidence, today’s spill motion proved that the federal government is severely out of touch with Australians, and reality.

A majority in the Liberal party room decided that Tony Abbott was the best man to lead the party to the next election, despite new polling out this morning showing an electoral landslide should an election be held this weekend.

A Few Words About The Use Of Assumption in Political Analysis

February 8, 2015 - 13:07 -- Admin

There is a truism which runs; whenever you base your judgment on assumption, you automatically become the first three letters of that word. That is, an ass.

In their anticipation of Tony Abbott’s predicted demise as leader of the Coalition and their headlong rush to join Madam Defage at ringside, many bloggers particularly on this site, but also in the MSM, have overlooked the fact that it is only a MOTION for a leadership spill and not a spill itself.