Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Missing an opportunity

The prospect of further narrowing Labor’s potential numbers in the House of Representatives is clearly attractive to an Opposition and why wouldn’t it be.
The day might well come when an extra vote from forcing Labor to appoint a Speaker with just a casting vote might make all the difference. Nevertheless a strong arguments can be mounted that there is greater political advantage — and certainly a more assured advantage — by losing a vote on the floor of the House and having the Speaker as one of their own.
A Liberal speaker would certainly ensure that proceedings were fair and balanced for the Coalition partners and that increases the chances of making the Parliament an effective vote-winning platform
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