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Toxic Tony in Leadership Chaos!

January 22, 2015

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott is facing a leadership revolt after a number of Coalition MPs confided in members of the Canberra Press Gallery that he is now openly referred to as “Toxic Tony” amongst Coalition ranks.

The colourful reference follows the Prime Minister’s refusal to campaign alongside Queensland State Premier Campbell Newman ahead of the State election on January 31, as well as the cataclysmic loss of the State Liberal Government at the recent State election in Victoria.

Consistent polls point to a steady decline in the Prime Minister’s standing amongst voters over what has been perceived as a series of broken promises, policy failures, blunders and backflips that have unfolded over the past year.  Hoping to begin 2015 with a new, reinvigorated cabinet, Mr Abbott has instead reaffirmed his position as “Electoral Poison.”

Nervous Liberal MPs now say his position as leader is untenable and they feel increasingly alienated from cabinet decision-making due to the overarching power and influence wielded by Peta Credlin.

One Liberal MP described the situation in Canberra as “anarchy and chaos”.

While a leadership challenge is yet to transpire, leadership contender Julie Bishop said she “enjoyed Mr Abbott’s complete support” speaking to reporters from the US.

Channelling Johnny Rotten, in response to questions about the leadership speculation Peta Credlin said:  There’s no point in asking – you’ll get no reply.

 

 

 

 

 

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom R permalink
    January 22, 2015 12:03 pm

    At least we aren’t getting the incessant leadershit speculation in the msm ranks

    Have they learnt from their past behaviours?

  2. TB Queensland permalink
    January 22, 2015 12:23 pm

    I think The Abbott should hang on until the next election … he can’t break another promise … surely?

    😯

  3. January 22, 2015 1:02 pm

    As the quality of our pollies continues to decline, everyone wonders how and when this can be turned around.

    Whatever happened to the “adults” we were promised?

    Cartoon on them . . . .

    https://cartoonmick.wordpress.com/editorial-political/#jp-carousel-926

    Cheers
    Mick

  4. Tom R permalink
    January 22, 2015 1:05 pm

    adults just aren’t what they used to be

    Just ask me kids 🙂

  5. egg permalink
    January 22, 2015 3:05 pm

    ‘Australian electors prefer Malcolm Turnbull as Liberal Leader ahead of Julie Bishop; Bishop now ahead of Abbott for the first time. However, Tony Abbott still preferred by L-NP voters.’

    Roy Morgan

  6. egg permalink
    January 22, 2015 7:58 pm

    Over at Sportsbet the punters don’t think there will be a leadership tussle, but if Abbott fell on his sword then Bishop would get the nod.

    Plibersek is favored to replace Shorten if he loses the next election.

  7. January 23, 2015 6:47 pm

    “At least we aren’t getting the incessant leadershit speculation in the msm ranks”

    And yet. We are…

    At least we aren’t getting the incessant leadershit speculation in the msm ranks

  8. TB Queensland permalink
    January 23, 2015 6:52 pm

    Hey, Toillette, that double dipping!

  9. January 23, 2015 7:13 pm

    Bluetooth keyboard is fkn fritzed!

  10. January 23, 2015 7:18 pm

    That`s really quite funny dunny, especially coming from Limited-News

    ””””””””’And this little chestnut:

    ”I don’t think he can recover but there is no way we can move on him. So we’re f***ed.”””””””””””’

    #so funny seeing the teabag-panic set in, especially as they`re scared shit-less of wedging themselves with a leadership knifing, l bet noddy is cacking his dacks too.

  11. January 23, 2015 7:30 pm

    He has shit in it so much and so often that he’s probably perusing new nests at this very moment.

  12. January 23, 2015 7:43 pm

    Something interesting about the Limited-News link dunny dropped above, usually Limited-News don`t link to pages of my abc or crikey or `others`, they usually `only` link to other Limited-News pages, and pre-approved cranks like teh-ipa. The page at my abc that has been linked to is by Toolman, which makes me wonder what`s going on here. Limited-News don`t really approve of `fact-based` reporting or my abc, and Toolman hasn`t produced a `teabag-cheering` post by a long mark. This is strange.

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