I always thought a mandate was what a bloke went looking for in a gay bar.
Now that Labor's Bill Shorten has conceded defeat, some idiot Liberal Party member is claiming that the Libs have a mandate from the electorate.
Funny that. They just scraped home in an election where they lost thirteen MPs. and now survive only with a razor-thin majority.
Some mandate. The only mandate they have is for a leadership spill and a reselection for the federal seat of Wentworth.
And don't forget, dear Kiwi readers, there is no such thing here as the protection of a majority enshrined in MMP.
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