IS ABBOTT ABOUT TO BURN BRONNY?
...Tony Burke thinks so
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
The man leading the push to kill Bronwyn Bishop, Manager of Opposition Business in the House, Tony Burke, is on a winner. Or so he believes. There are few excuses for Bishop’s lapse in common sense and unjustified feelings of entitlement as Speaker of the House, but Tony Burke’s position is no less odious because the vast majority of Australians see radical Islam as a threat... and Tony Burke can’t afford to.
Each of Labor’s two safest red ribbon seats have over 20 per cent Islamic component and are held by Jason Clare (“Blaxland” 22.67 per cent) and Tony Burke (“Watson” 20.25 per cent). If, as most pollsters agree, Western Sydney is now the key to Federal election outcomes, then a vote for Labor is certainly a vote for Islam.
Despite the swing to the LNP at the latest election, all but three of the 15 seats that swing on the Islamic vote are held by Labor with the next election promising a clean sweep to Islam/Labor of up to 21 seats that will be decided by politically aware Islamic minorities.
So it’s no surprise that Tony Burke scorchingly attacked Israel during an address to a pro-Palestinian fundraiser. He joined self declared communist Senator Rhiannon and diplomats from Arab States at the event in saying, “We are here representing the view of the majority of the world”.
Hmmm, not sure about the “majority of the world”, but it was certainly a majority of Muslims in Burke’s seat of Watson.
Tony Burke has catapulted himself on to the list of contenders to replace the hapless Bill Shorten with his unhinged attack on Bronwyn Bishop.
No matter how you look at her brain snap of a helicopter ride, it is not an AFP matter! But Tony Burke is always referring Coalition stuff-ups to the Federal Police and has always been a master of the overstatement... comparisons to Peter Slipper are a bit over the top.
Labor has kept the Speaker’s helicopter story on ice since October last year, ready for a diversion from the worst of the TURC exposures... and you couldn’t get much worse than what is being exposed right now.
The upcoming ALP National Conference is set to become a massive shit fight with gay marriage, Palestine, corrupt union influence, boat turnbacks and carbon taxes (and Shorten) on the agenda.
The far Left has a stranglehold on Labor’s Front Bench, leaving Shorten's Right faction marooned with barely a coconut and no Man Friday.
Advertising agencies are salivating at the thought of producing Coalition ads at next year’s election. It’s a sumptuous feast of material headed by Commissioner Dyson Heydon casting doubt on Bill Shorten’s credibility.
If Bronwyn Bishop’s stupidity has made her position untenable, then Bill Shorten’s position is floating face down in the water with no-one volunteering to administer CPR.
But Bronwyn is also drowning in a case of self harm. I suggested two years ago that she must absent herself from Coalition Party Room Meetings, otherwise every ruling she makes will be seen through a prism of extreme bias. And that’s exactly what has happened... Labor is now determined to have her ovaries on toast.
I suspect the Coalition has sufficient political capital to spend defending her. She will hold on for now, but she must quickly learn the art of disinterest... something Labor’s Anna Burke never did and the Coalition politely ignored it.
But Labor will never have sufficient political capital to defend Shorten.