it’s been a while since we’ve had a conservative leader …
A couple of weeks ago I wrote that the new Australian conservative prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, was not going to have things his own way:
With over 1.3 million votes going to minor conservative parties, what this election showed is that Del-Cons do matter. Turnbull will now be forced to accommodate true conservatives onto his front bench.
Turns out I misjudged the situation. Even though he barely squeaked over the line he remains completely certain of his own unending brilliance and superior intelligence in all matters. True conservatives in the party have been left on the back bench, most notably the former prime minister Tony Abbott.