No Minister

AN UNFORTUNATE EXPERIMENT,

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Please please can someone with intelligence, a sense of honesty and fiduciary principles stand up to lead the opposition to socialism across all political forums here and abroad.

John Key appeared to be such a person, self made from humble beginnings in a solo parent household,
early behaviours that were reported as a total opposition to socialism with a loud call that “Communism by stealth” must be resisted.
Alas once installed, such booming grand oratory dissolved into a compliance in almost everything Helen Clark had instituted in a master class of obfuscation and acceptance.

Scotty from Marketing, aka Scott Morrison leaves a similar legacy following an astounding defeat of first Malcolm Turnbull the failed socialist who after failing to gain any traction as an Australian Labor MP because of a total lack of Union lineage, transferred his awesome Lust to be Prime Minister Of The Lucky Country to the party of Sir Robert Menzies and successfully sought and became elected as the Member for Wentworth a leafy inner suburb of Sydney now numbered amongst the successes for Simple Simon Holmes A’Court and his personally funded Teal Party.
Following Tony Abbott finally convincing his fellow Liberals, Turnbull would never win a raffle let alone a Federal Election, the ambitious Turncoat bided his time and then in a bloody blood letting stabbed Abbott and assumed his role as Australian Federal Prime Minister. That successful elevation lasted a brief time that saw Turnbull evaporate Abbotts 18 seat demolition of Rudd MkII into a bare majority, the Liberals finally tumbled the imposter and installed Scotty from Marketing whose demolition of the “already measuring the windows” of “The Lodge”, ALP shooin, Billy Shorton Brains, to win a Third Term for the LNP coalition.

Scotty then descended into a poll driven frenzy of attempting to be everyone’s friend that turned into the loss Last Saturday night where even after outpolling The ALP his coalition surrendered leadership to Albanese with his abysmal one third of the compulsory threatened electorate voting for a mishmash bunch of third party candidates to two thirds who voted for the two main party blocs.

The recurring themes of a lack lustre campaign came down to one major complaint – Just what do the Party leaders actually “STAND FOR”, and a minority government threatens. Followers of that potentially disastrous outcome will be recalled in the malaise of Rudd/ Gillard/ Rudd and the barely re-elected Turnbull administrations, hence the theme of this post.
I know things political have moved on and seeking a Churchill or a Menzies is hopeless dreamtime wishful thinking, is it too much to wish for a Harold Wilson or a Harold Macmillan, love em or hate em at least their personal aspirations were clearer, I would settle for an English, a Shearer even Helen Clark over the modern acolytes and poll freaks.

How long Albo survives as he is merely a ‘trojan horse’ whose shallow electability has propelled some very ambitious followers into place a heart beat away from Prime Minister of Australia with only Kristina Keneally now off the team sheats.

Interesting times seems trite.

Written by Gravedodger

May 23, 2022 at 1:11 pm

Posted in New Zealand

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  1. I’ll leave it to others to comment on what went wrong for the Liberals but it was interesting that the electorate didn’t tar the Nationals with the same brush. They stuck to their knitting and retained all their ten seats (even though they had three retiring members) recording swings towards them in seven out of the ten and electing an additional Senator. Barnaby Joyce’s leadership appears to have won through.

    The Veteran

    May 23, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    • Every time I see Barnaby Joyce interviewed my first thought is – what an unlikely politician and party leader.

      Still he obviously gets the job done – notwithstanding his personal meanderings..

      pdm1946

      May 23, 2022 at 4:21 pm

      • fair comment

        The Veteran

        May 23, 2022 at 4:56 pm

  2. It is noteworthy that the Teal independents and the Greens made significant gains, especially in affluent urban areas. This is what killed the Liberals. The fact that the Nationals held on so well may indicate a widening rural urban gap. Urbanites are much more concerned about green issues than in rural areas.

    Green issues possibly have more bite in Australia with the recent floods, droughts and fires. There is substantial evidence that the severity, and more particularly, the frequency of these events is increasing as average temperatures rise. There is much less buffer in Australia before an ecosystem or climate system tips. New Zealand’s temperate climate moderates these trends. Even when the temperatures rises, most ecosystems in New Zealand are able to tolerate the change and adapt.

    I know many here think National is foolish to buy into climate change and work with James Shaw on emissions targets. I think the Australian election is good warning for conservative parties to be seen to take these issues seriously. I know that many here mock Greta Thurnberg, but she does seem to speak for a large number of young people. Look at the size of the 2020 secondary school climate strikes. Most of those students will be voting next year. Yes, I know they may seem young and foolish, but they are not as ignorant as some here seem to think.

    Wayne

    May 23, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    • ” I think the Australian election is good warning for conservative parties to be seen to take these issues seriously.”
      Which is why the present crop of politicons are universally despised; they chase the votes and refuse to grow a backbone and stick to truth.
      Even the far-lefts despise them eventually, as useful puppets for progressing their agenda in the face of reasonable doubts the pollies may have had.
      The politicons may be intelligent, but they are not wise; and the distinction is critical.
      W

      walnutter

      May 26, 2022 at 10:28 am

  3. 35 – 55 yo women in the more affluent city districts voted heavily for the teals and away from the Libs but the Morlocks who vote Labor remained loyal.

    One downside with giving women the vote really . . . as a collective too many of them get easily suckered by politicians who appear “nice” and really seem to “care”.

    Porky Roebuck

    May 23, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    • Porky … sorta right but the Labor primary vote also dropped but less so compared with the coalition who, nonetheless, polled some 330,000 more primary votes than did Labor … matters not in a preferential voting system. Problem for the centre/right in Oz is that there is no credible right wing alternative to act as a counterweight to the left leaning Greens who polled 11.88% and picked up another lower house seat as well as directing a strong preference flow to Labor. The rw vote is shared between the One Nation, the United Australia Party and the Liberal Democrats and edits itself out in the distribution of preferences. Those parties together failed to win a single seat.

      The Veteran

      May 23, 2022 at 6:08 pm


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