Tony Abbott faces Leadership Spill!
- LNP faithful say Abbott’s leadership beyond salvation
- Party in complete disarray over broken promises
- Abbott brand considered “toxic” by Victorian State Premier
Tony Abbott’s leadership of the LNP Government is under renewed threat with Senior Liberals now openly canvassing whether his position as leader is no longer tenable.
The shock revelation comes in the wake of consistently poor polling, and voter backlash over the savage cuts imposed on the ABC and SBS widely perceived as broken election promise.
It is clear that the LNP underestimated public support for the national broadcaster with mass protests across Australian capital cities attacking the savage cuts inflicted by the Abbott government.
Traditional allies of the Abbott government Alan Jones and Andrew Bolt have both attacked Abbott’s performance accusing the leader of gross breaches of electoral trust.
Abbott has also copped criticism over the botched G20 Summit, which should’ve cemented his position as a global statesman. Instead he was reduced to a lame duck host upstaged by “the rest of the developed world” over his climate change recalcitrance.
The LPN now finds itself in complete disarray with Senior Liberals now breaking ranks from the official party line spin to offer a candid assessment and acknowledgement of the brutality of the massive budget cuts to the ABC.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has done what Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to do, admitting the government’s cuts to the ABC and SBS are a broken promise.
“Well if you take the view that Tony Abbott’s remarks the night before the election on SBS trumped and obliterated everything his colleagues had said on this matter, then, yes, that promise, if that, if that is a promise, has not been fulfilled,” Mr Turnbull said yesterday.
Pressured on whether the budget reductions constituted a broken promise by Mr Abbott, Mr Turnbull agreed they were cuts.
“Well look, I’ll leave it, certainly there are cuts. He said no cuts to the ABC or SBS. There are cuts to the ABC or SBS.”
According to our sources, Abbott’s leadership will face intense scrutiny should the State election in Victoria this weekend result in a Labor win. A result that’s widely tipped by pollsters to be a fait accompli.
The Prime Minister’s brand has become so toxic that he’s been “”uninvited”” to participate in local election campaigning in the lead up to this weekend’s election.