Thursday, 23 September 2010
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.
Posted by Richard Farmer at 21:08