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Weak in Politics on Friday 8th January 2016

Weak in Politics on Friday 8th January 2016

Friday 8 January, 2016
This was the week when Malcolm decided that Jamie Briggs’ future wasn’t in overseas relations.
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Heard at Liberal Party HQ

“It makes you wonder how much malpractice there would have to be in the union movement before Bill Shorten would accept it as widespread”

“A revelation that the ACTU was heading up a drug cartel might just do it”

Heard at Labor Party HQ

“Do you think Malcolm will appoint Tony to his cabinet?”

“I think there’s more chance of him replacing Gillian Triggs with Bronnie

Heard at the ABC

“Do you believe Bill Shorten’s strategy to make 2015 his Year of Ideas was a success?”

“Hardly, the only one he had was that the Coalition should dump Tony”

I want to be absolutely clear about this

Does the Labor Party believe that Bill Shorten is so popular he doesn’t need a high approval rating in the polls?”

Heard in the pub

“How did you pull up after that New Year’s Eve Party?”

“Like I’d been out for a night in Hong Kong with Jamie Briggs”

Heard in the Parliament House bar

“Have you wished Bill Shorten a Happy New Year yet?”

“Certainly I’m a dedicated supporter of lost causes”


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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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