Thursday, 23 September 2010

A risky and short sighted Opposition policy

In the peculiar way of such things, the decision by the Coalition to renege on its deal with the rural independents to provide the greatest possible stability to a federal government will rebound to its disadvantage. The decision to  willfully break a written promise will simply strengthen the resolve of the independents not to vote in a way that forces Labor from office. The Liberal and National Parties must now hope for a Labor party desertion or a by-election caused by a death or two to take over government or force a new general election. The odds are very much against either eventuality and a Parliament going its full term would now be the favoured outcome in my betting book.
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