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Elizabelo_II

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-24/live-scott-morrison-replaces-malcolm-turnbull-as-pm-after-spill/10159462

Was gonna write a headline like "Turncoat ousted as PM of Kangaroo Land" but I don't want anyone to be irritated at my banter : P

Anyways great, not found any connection between Scott Morrison and republicanism thus far.
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Apparently and sadly he is known to be one by those who know him, much to my counties pity on that score. As to the 29th PM, I would unreservedly say this, GOOD BYE AND GOOD RIDDANCE, don't let the door kick your butt on the way out to the depths of hell where you will find yourself going to post demise. I would like to add given the state of death of leadership in my country I would not have been offended in the least by your proposed title there.
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Apparently and sadly he is known to be one by those who know him, much to my counties pity on that score. As to the 29th PM, I would unreservedly say this, GOOD BYE AND GOOD RIDDANCE, don't let the door kick your butt on the way out to the depths of hell where you will find yourself going to post demise. I would like to add given the state of death of leadership in my country I would not have been offended in the least by your proposed title there.


I'd request it changed but we all know someone here doesn't like to change titles very much XD
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This thread should be moved to the appropriate forum.
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I had mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I don't much like getting rid of PMs like this. On the other hand, I'm a conservative, and I think Malcolm Turnbull was taking the liberals away from conservatism, partly by knifing the Australian politician today most associated with conservatism. That said, the issues that galvanised Liberal and conservative opposition to Turnbull here, like energy and climate policy don't much move me. If anything, I disagree with the hardcore anti-climate action folks like Bolt and Abbott on these issues.

Two further things struck me. One was the media coverage. It wasn't really surprising, though. You just have to watch the ABC reactions to Turnbull knifing Abbott compared to when Turnbull fell. Much of the media made this time a matter of nefarious plotting of ambitious people who didn't care about their party or nation. Last time it was Turnbull delivering the nation from Abbott. This is the case, even though Turnbull seems to have done much more leaking and behind the scenes plotting, over a much longer period of time. There's little evidence Abbott or even Dutton has been leaking. Abbott in particular tended to make his criticisms openly, in party room or press.

The other thing I noticed was that, without wishing to rub in his lose, Turnbull seemed a little unhinged in losing. To say he didn't leave office gracefully is an understatement. He did everything he could to stave off the inevitable, even by a few hours. When he did lose he had the complete lack of self-awareness to start accusing others of disloyalty and sniping. And, of course, he didn't wait to next year's election to step down, but has decided to leave parliament quickly, paving the way for an unseemly bi-election for the Liberals. This after all the talk of party loyalty.



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The Liberal Party is like the UK Tories and US Republicans, failing to take up the fight in the Culture Wars where it matters most.
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