This is the core delusion of 21st-century democracy, that political parties can fragment and hollow out, yet still win the confidence of the people.
Mark Latham in Not Dead Yet
Articles from The Piping Shrike
If the events of Thursday were curious to those oblivious to the internal dynamics, the events of Friday must have been inexplicable.
If Bowen, Ferguson, Carr and the other Rudd backers now support the Prime Minister 100%, why did they leave her government? If it was because it was the honourable thing to do because they were planning to vote against her, why did they not leave after last year’s spill when they (presumably) actually did?