Saturday, June 23, 2018

On Oz Pols (Updated and Bumped)

While politically, NZ goes even nuttier each week, Australia looks to have some interesting times ahead.

The Prime Ditherer, Malcolm Turnbull has just lost his thirty- fourth Newspoll on the trot.  Remember, this is the dil who knifed a successful PM in the back because he lost just thirty consecutive Newspolls.   Turnbull's personal popularity has inched upward just a tad but the measure that matters, the two party preferred vote, remains disastrous.   If an election were held today and the latest poll results ensued, the Liberals would be massacred.

On the other side of the fence, Turnbull's greatest political asset, Labor leader Bill Shorten, is about as popular as Yasir Arafat ever was in Jerusalem.  The moment the polls show the two party preferred gap closing (and it will) I aspect to see Shorten dumped to be replaced as leader by Anthony Albanese,  a straight taking man's man who resonates with dinkum Aussie middle Australia.  Should I be right, Trunbull's pathetic bunch of yes men (and women - not forgetting the stick insect) will be doomed.

Just like ACT and others in NZ, the minor parties which once showed promise have faded into obscurity.  Remember names like Palmer, Hanson and Xenofon?   None of them had what it really took.  All sizzle and no sausage.  The Australian Conservative Party, led by Senator Cory Bernadi seems to have more class and gravitas than the others and I hope he does well.

So there you have it.  Australia's next prime Minister will be Anthony Albanese.

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Update

Here he comes.  The by-elections are due on July the 28th. (corrected)

"Anthony Albanese has laid out his blueprint for government, calling on Labor to follow the lead of Bob Hawke and Paul Keating and ­engage with big business, repudiating Bill Shorten’s anti-business crusade weeks out from the crucial Super Saturday by-elections.Delivering the Whitlam Oration last night, Mr Albanese — a long-time leadership rival of Mr Shorten — said it was critical for a future Labor government to ­engage more closely with “unions, the business sector and civil ­society”.
Contradicting his leader’s push against big business, Mr Albanese said “our job is not to sow discord, it is to bring people together in the service of the national interest”.?

3 comments:

David said...

Remember, this is the dil who knifed a successful PM in the back ...

Adolf, you keep saying this like it has some significance. It doesn't. Abbott lost an election, won an election, and lost his head. How do you define Successful? Knighting a pommy prince? Holding back progress? Being PM but acting like leader of the opposition? Abbott was a useless as a Priest's vow of chastity.

Just like ACT and others in NZ, the minor parties which once showed promise have faded into obscurity.

Yes, so obscure that they have put a hold on Turnbull's tax cuts for rich pricks.

Senator Cory Bernadi seems to have more class and gravitas than the others and I hope he does well.

Not surprised you're are enamoured of The Senator for The 1850's.

Australia's next prime Minister will be Anthony Albanese.

We could be so lucky.




Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Well I guess you know all about priest's vows.

And in case you didn't know, most boys in the 1850s knew who their fathers were.

gravedodger said...

Senator Brian Burstin is the latest of Pauline Hanson's horses to go lame and it is suggested he will assist Clive Palmer's resurection.

Boy does she need a party hopping prevention.


The July by-elections might reveal further evidence come super Saturday.