Turnbull stretches the truth on why he is a Liberal

Here’s what Malcolm Turnbull said after a caller to Alan Jones’s radio show said he found it hard to see him as a Liberal. “Everything I have done my whole life, and you have known me for most of life, Alan, is about enterprise, hard work, self-reliance, having a go. My life and the values…

Malcolm Turnbull declares Pauline Hanson “not welcome”

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull clearly does not know what is driving Donald’s Trump’s popularity in the US. Today he presumed to speak for all Australian voters when he so arrogantly deemed anti-multicultural campaigner Pauline Hanson as “not a welcome presence on the Australian political scene”. I would say he just lost a huge number of…

Polling analysis bad news for Malcolm Turnbull

The Australian reports (paywalled) on an analysis of Newspolls over the past two months, and its not looking good for Liberal leader Turnbull. The Coalition has suffered a 6 per cent swing against it in two-party-preferred terms in Queensland, a 7.3 swing in Western Australia and 3.6 per cent deterioration in NSW. This is enough…

The anger at Tony Abbott’s betrayal remains white hot

On my other blog, TrueblueNZ, I posted an article revealing the faces and names of those Liberal Party politicians who voted for Malcolm Turnbull in the leadership spill last year. I wrote the post because I was angered at the lack of accountability among the Liberals in deciding to keep the vote secret, thereby denying…