I feel sorry for those people of the left who really wanted Gillard to succeed, even if the only reason that they have now is that Julia is not Tony. Even if they are wilfully blind to the failures of this government and they insist on not seeing the bus loaded with electoral explosives across the tracks towards which the Labor train is speeding towards at full throttle. When it happens it will be a very big bang indeed and the carnage will be far from pretty to add insult to injury Gillard herself may end up retaining her seat and you can bet that if she does that she won’t stay in the parliament in the wake of such a humiliating defeat so the party will be humiliated again at the subsequent by-election.
Well there is some good news for your common or garden variety Labor tragic and it is that the party has a plan:
Now if only they had had a plan for good government rather than the spectacular implosion that back-flipping on that infamous “there will be no carbon tax under a government I lead” promise maybe then the true believers would have reason for hope rather than despair at this point in time but as it stands now I fear that there is no hope for Labor in government and even less reasons to believe that they will learn the lessons of the failure with the urgency that their thrashing should inspire.
- Labor The Next Generation (iainhall.wordpress.com)
- Julia Gillard, the self inflicted wedgie and advertising buggery (iainhall.wordpress.com)
- Gillard puts reform ahead of popularity (news.theage.com.au)
- Flopping fish, the Rudd revival show, and the spectres of the past present and the future (iainhall.wordpress.com)
- Gillard’s “Climatechoices” begins today (iainhall.wordpress.com)