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Topic # 240110 21-Aug-2018 13:01
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Mixed feelings about this. Malcolm Turnbull abandoned his emission policy principles to keep the baubles of office but the awful Peter Dutton is gone. Any chance that kiwis will now stop being treated like something scraped off the bottom of ozzie shoes?

 

 





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  Reply # 2076963 21-Aug-2018 17:03
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Not for long though, probably. There's a fundamental division that's emerged in right-wing politics - globally, with hard-line anti-liberal, anti-multiculture, anti-environment, authoritarian nationalists challenging moderate and classical liberal factions.

 

It'll probably happen here too - the seeds have already been sewn. Moderates are probably doomed.

 

Look at the senseless and unthinking bile being spewed in the Jacinda thread circle-jerk.

 

 




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  Reply # 2076967 21-Aug-2018 17:20
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Fred99:

 

Look at the senseless and unthinking bile being spewed in the Jacinda thread circle-jerk.

 

 

I left it long ago for exactly that reason. I have better things to do with my remaining years than waste them listening to that kind of bad-tempered crap.

 

 





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  Reply # 2077140 21-Aug-2018 23:18
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Resigning means Dutton will have more time & space to plot against Turnbull. Turnbull can hardly repeat what he did today without becoming a laughing stock.

 

I very much doubt that we have heard the last of Peter Dutton. He looks and sounds like a guy who wants the top job.


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  Reply # 2077441 22-Aug-2018 14:11
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My guess is that when Turnbull gets rolled Theresa May will still be Prime Minister in the UK! (Which is not saying a lot about the longevity of either of them.)


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  Reply # 2077590 22-Aug-2018 17:48
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A couple of little problems though - there's a possible constitutional problem with Dutton re emoluments - that really needs to be sorted, and it's entirely possible that with a one seat majority, someone will cross the floor and force an election.

 

They also need to sort their shambles out - according to Winston - LOL

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2077664 22-Aug-2018 19:18
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Aussie humour:

 


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  Reply # 2077736 22-Aug-2018 23:56
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According to ABC news at 9 pm another letter is being circulated asking for a party meeting tomorrow.


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  Reply # 2077811 23-Aug-2018 10:44
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Fred99:

 

Look at the senseless and unthinking bile being spewed in the Jacinda thread circle-jerk.

 

 

Give me a break. Your utterly out of control bile spewing rants in the Trump (or in fact any time his name is mentioned anywhere) thread pretty much disqualifies you from critisism of anyone contributing to any other political thread.


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  Reply # 2077812 23-Aug-2018 10:46
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I see the leadership challenge has been formalised.

 

 




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  Reply # 2077855 23-Aug-2018 11:44
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networkn:

 

Fred99:

 

Look at the senseless and unthinking bile being spewed in the Jacinda thread circle-jerk.

 

 

Give me a break. Your utterly out of control bile spewing rants in the Trump (or in fact any time his name is mentioned anywhere) thread pretty much disqualifies you from critisism of anyone contributing to any other political thread.

 

 

Your defensive response here suggests that he must have touched a nerve. I for one look forward to many more years of Labour rule, if for no other reason just because it annoys you so much. 

 

 





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  Reply # 2077857 23-Aug-2018 11:50
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Rikkitic:

 

Your defensive response here suggests that he must have touched a nerve. I for one look forward to many more years of Labour rule, if for no other reason just because it annoys you so much. 

 

 

What a petty nasty post. Disappointing, but unfortunately, not surprising.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2077870 23-Aug-2018 12:06
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networkn:

 

Fred99:

 

Look at the senseless and unthinking bile being spewed in the Jacinda thread circle-jerk.

 

 

Give me a break. Your utterly out of control bile spewing rants in the Trump (or in fact any time his name is mentioned anywhere) thread pretty much disqualifies you from critisism of anyone contributing to any other political thread.

 

 

Do you read the FUG and think about it before posting - or just go ahead regardless?

 

I quite specifically avoided making any reference to any person with my comment about the circle-jerk in the Jacinda thread.

 

You also don't get to decide what disqualifies anybody from criticising senseless and unthinking bile. 




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  Reply # 2077871 23-Aug-2018 12:06
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And your response to @Fred99 was so warm and fuzzy and generous of spirit. Good to know you would never dream of descending to nastiness and pettiness.

 

 





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  Reply # 2077933 23-Aug-2018 13:41
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Good lord - another hat in the ring:

 

Treasurer Scott Morrison will contest the leadership. 

 

Conservative, pro-coal, anti same-sex marriage, criticised by moderate conservatives for flagrantly disregarding human rights.


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  Reply # 2077976 23-Aug-2018 14:47
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Turnbull to speak in 14 minutes at 1 pm Australian time.  Sounds like a resignation to me.


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