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Weak in Politics on Friday 7th August 2015

Weak in Politics on Friday 7th August 2015

Friday 7 August, 2015
This was the week when Bronnie flew off into the sunset at her own expense.
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You decide on the great issues facing the nation

What is Bronwyn Bishops next move

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

‘If Bronnie hadn’t resigned how were they planning to get rid of her?’

‘Replace the Speaker’s chair with an ejector seat’

Heard in the Parliament House members’ bar

‘Have you spoken out on gay marriage yet?’

‘No I’m concentrating on keeping quiet about a heterosexual affair’

I want to be absolutely clear about this

Surely the real question we should consider is whether Bronnie was value for money as Speaker. She may have spent a lot but this needs to be weighed against her achievements. She suspended over 400 MPs from the House in around 18 months. If she’s judged on a cost per suspension basis she would undoubtedly rank as the most cost-effective Speaker ever.

Heard at Liberal Party HQ

‘Do you think that Bronnie as Speaker was as pro-Coalition biased as Tony Jones is pro-Labor biased on Q&A?’

‘You can’t seriously think that Bronnie was biased’

Heard in the PM’s office

‘What was the main direction to come out of the Leaders Retreat?’

‘They all went from going backwards and forwards to going forward together in the only direction possible in a retreat which is of course backwards’

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

‘Who do you think made the biggest contribution to raising morale at the Labor Party Conference?’


Heard at Labor Party HQ

‘What does Bill mean when he says he’ll turn the boats around when it’s safe to do so?’

‘He means when neither Albo nor Tanya have the numbers to roll him for the leadership’


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This is the column with insights that all the other publications seem unable to cope with. That’s arguably because they take politics far too seriously.

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