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The joke about a Tony Abbott comeback

February 17, 2018 - 15:33 -- Admin

And it is not just Tony Abbott's leading Twitter supporter who is calling for his return.

“It could not be worse. This would never have happened under Tony”

Thus spoke a worried government backbencher to The Owl late last reflecting on the sacking of Tony Abbott as Liberal Prime Minister and the current crisis besetting the coalition.And he is not the only Liberal thinking the unthinkable - that a man the party got rid of after he spent 30 consecutive Newspolls well behind Labor is the man to lead the resurrection from Malcolm Turnbull's dismal position.

Hope springs eternal in the human breast;Man never is, but always to be blessed:The soul, uneasy and confined from home,Rests and expiates in a life to come

Those Alexander Pope believers in the Coalition must think there now is a far more reflective Tony Abbott - one who fully comprehends the wilderness years of Churchill, Menzies and his confidante John Howard.  The shenanigans and possible death throws of this week’s events undoubtedly are giving the Abbott team a renewed purpose.And the man himself is trying to show he has learned a new maturity while declaring he would handle that Barnaby Joyce business in a different way.

That Prime Minister Turnbull understands the potential for a challenge is confirmed by the reports this afternoon of him holding a peace meeting with his Deputy Prime Minister. He needs to.With Labor now strongly odds on to decimate scores of Government back benchers and Ministers at the next election the prospect of the winged warrior Abbott returning to take on the union leader Shorten in the next bout is now back on the agenda.