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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:32 am Reply with quote
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Yeah Steve -

This musical chairs business of your PM's is even reaching the US. Considering that TV here is ALL Trump, ALL the time now, that's saying something!

Good luck fixing that.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:42 am Reply with quote
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I believe the Labor Party has changed their rules to make it much harder to spill an elected PM as have political parties in the UK and Canada but the Liberals have not made such changes with the result recently seen.
I suspect they will be forced to do something now to get back their credibility.

In the end it is not as drastic a change as it would be for you guys as we do not vote in our PM in the same way you vote in your President.

The PM changes but things rumble on pretty much as they were before because it is the Liberal Party or the Labor Party inner circle that makes the policy and they hand out a script to all concerned who's job is to sell it.

This becomes very easy to see when the various politicians from the same side are interviewed and it becomes very obvious that they are all singing from the same hymn book no matter what questions are asked of them.

It does provide an opportunity for the PARTY to change or dump policy and blame the bad stuff on the outgoing guy regardless if it was his idea or not so we MIGHT see something new given an election is not far away and the Liberals are getting desperate to change something.
Most commentators are already writing them off.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:49 pm Reply with quote
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It looks like the end result of all this has come home to roost in the Victorian elections just gone this weekend where the Liberals were handed a huge drubbing.

On the face of it there wasn't much to choose between them and all the experts were predicting a close win for Labour but that is not what came to pass.

The Liberals were smashed in the Lower house where Labour has a good chance of taking 60 of the 88 seats.

In the upper house the minor parties look like making the biggest gains.

The Greens were also smashed Laughing

I am not sure much will change around here and likely it will be another 4 years of what we have just had ( at least they are doing stuff ) but I bet London to a brick there will be panic in Canberra.

I think I can hear the whir of paper shredders already.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:38 pm Reply with quote
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And so it begins

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-26/victorian-election-disaster-liberal-search-for-new-leader/10553432

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:35 am Reply with quote
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The Victorian Liberal Leader has fallen on his sword.

We will have to wait on the final election result to see who the new leader is.
A couple of the contenders are yet to hold their seat.

Then there was this just to make things worse.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/julia-banks-resigns-from-liberal-party-confirming-minority-government/video/44ebcfdd4ad08200a15b9c1b80a67c65

The way things are going we will not be having a seriously contended election for a decade or perhaps more.

Stability is nice but I am not sure that kind of stability makes for good government.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:22 pm Reply with quote
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The political mess is rolling along as predicted and the loons are lining up for the next election even though it hasn't been called yet.

One who is risen from the dead is Clive Palmer.

He is the bloke behind Tatanic 2

He is already hitting the air waves with radio and TV adds.

As usual he is getting it wrong and there is a big stir about one of his adds where he has ripped off a twisted sister song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdIAE1DVzWo

I believe Trump used the same song.

This sums things up pretty well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYLPfpLnOzg

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I recommend that we give Stephan his own board on which to rant Laughing Laughing Laughing

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A new Gaal forum for Stephen to blast away with his rants!

Stephen, for items non horological, please use your own forum.

http://www.nawcc-ch149.com/ch149mb/viewforum.php?f=230

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:15 pm Reply with quote
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Just offering you a bit of light entertainment.

Some people like to see what is going on in other places.

If you would rather read nothing so be it.

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Jon wrote:
A new Gaal forum for Stephen to blast away with his rants!

Stephen, for items non horological, please use your own forum.

http://www.nawcc-ch149.com/ch149mb/viewforum.php?f=230


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