Articles from The New Social Democrat
It wasn’t too long into the ABC coverage of the Queensland election on Saturday night that it became clear the Premier, Campbell Newman, had lost his seat of Ashgrove. It wasn’t too much later that it became clear that he had been on to something with his mantra that Ashgrove would go with government – though this was a coming to pass of his nightmare, ejected from his seat and Labor inching ever closer to forming government, a stunning reversal of the ALP disaster of 2012.
Tony Abbott has been caught out claiming that the Howard government “took a big hit in the polls” after its first budget in 1996.
But you have to wonder what the “sales strategy” on the Budget is now all about?
Maybe the Prime Minister is trying to convince himself.