The attempt to depose Nathan Rees tonight as Premier of New South Wales will go down as the most forecast event in political history. The journalists began predicting a challenge within weeks of him taking over some 14 months ago. I suppose they had to be right eventually.
The rottenness at the core of NSW Labor is shown by the final straw for some of the challengers being the determination of Premier Rees to put an end to the unhealthy relationship between the Party and property developers. The thought of going without the dollars from those seeking favours for the rezoning of property and the awarding of government contracts was apparently too much for the party’s grubby power brokers.
May March 2011 hurry along so we can be rid of this curse on Australian democracy.