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Labor Leadership: #QandA Sets Trap For ALP Members

Such a thorough analysis of the choice facing the ALP that I just could not ignore it and hence I reblog the post in the hope that my own readers will likewise appreciate you efforts here .
Cheers Comrade Yale !


  1. Ray Dixon says:

    Well for once I will say ‘Bravo” to Yale for an excellent summary of the merits of the two candidates for ALP leadership. It was very insightful and well written. I especially liked this bit:

    Shorten gives every indication of being unable to move past the government that has just been booted out of office, and its agenda; Albanese presents as a man beginning, at least, to consider his party’s response to that event and how it should reposition itself


    I’m not sure why you and he seem to think the ABC should not have ‘hosted’ this debate, Iain – it was excellent TV and (clearly) it even informed Yale so much that he got a lot out of it.

  2. Iain HallI says:

    I don’t mind what the ABC choses to put on and later today I will download the last Q&A to check it out.

  3. Ray Dixon says:

    And I think you’ll agree, Iain, that ‘Albo’ is clearly the better choice.

  4. Iain Hall says:

    Just watched the show and frankly I can’t say that either man is substantially better or worse than the other Ray. However my Labor voting days are over so I will leave the decision to those who have a vote on the matter.

  5. Tad Vinda (B. Bus) says:

    this is typical of the a.b.c (australian broadcasting communists) that they give the floor to two talentless a.l.p. muppets to waffle on to a cheer squad packed with lefties (like most q&a audiences). in the meantime the coalition is getting on with the job of running the country. the liberals govern while the a.l.p. talks about itself, it is the natural order of things.

  6. Iain Hall says:

    Did you watch the show Tad?

  7. Tad Vinda (B. Bus) says:

    yes i had a look at it iain but like you i prefer to leave labor party leadership issues to labor party muppets. as for the two blokes, shorten is full of himself and up himself, where as albanese strikes me as being boring and with no ideas. they are on a loser which ever way they go. the labor party seems to be a talent vacuum. rudd and gillard were reasonable politicians, i guess, it’s just that one was a nutter and the other a whiny bint who screamed “i’m a woman! i’m a woman!” any time someone had a go at her. even for a rusted on conservative it is a bit sad to see the “other” major party so full of hangers on, has beens and never wases.

  8. Iain Hall says:

    Tad how much did you watch, as percentage of the whole?

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