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Voters value stability. Our parties have made a national sport of ‘spills’, and been punished at the ballot box.
The lesson of Scott Morrison’s defeat in Australia is that no government is immortal. In a democracy, that is exactly how it should be.
Clashes over Black Lives Matter or Extinction Rebellion are noisy, nasty – and, by definition, impossible for Johnson to keep out of.
From commenting on a female politician’s “sex appeal” to talking about women doing the ironing, he will not win over a large segment of the electorate.
Australia’s former Prime Minister knows all about trade deals – and can supply insights both from his experience and an international contact book.
The greater the incentives for people traffickers, the more lives will be lost. The Australian approach is morally right.
While the Government has been focussed on “levelling up” and other domestic issues, it’s time to consider the UK’s position on the world stage.
It is incredible that he has allowed this attack on the Prime Minister’s integrity to be published now – amidst this existential global pandemic crisis.
From the outset, he framed both himself and his government as acknowledging the concerns of everyday Australians. It was a voice that rang with authenticity.
Plus: Norcott and Brandreth triumph at Edinburgh. Turnbull and Dutton circle in Australia. And: Corbyn’s shoddy copy of the Trump playbook.
With half his ministry on the backbenches, he looks isolated – and in denial.
A massive poll lead. Going early. A wooden leader. Mindless mantras. A despised opposition. And then collapse. The parallels are uncanny: why didn’t Crosby warn her?
If it is too exotic a model, try Australia or New Zealand. They, too, have opened their markets, removing tariffs and trade barriers, liberalising their economies.
Bill English, his successor, worked co-operatively with him and Wayne Eagleson. There’s a lesson here for Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.
When our companies build factories there, the expertise changes hands – and companies fall under the influence of the Communist Party.