Cory Bernardi dumps LNP as Talcum Tanks in Polls!
***A STUNNING GUTTER TRASH EXCLUSIVE REPORT***
With thanks to our exclusive sources, The Gutter Trash can reveal the rabid right-wing conservative MP and Tony Abbott loyalist Cory Bernardi is set to walk away from the Liberal Party within the next 48 hours.
Bernardi was gutted when the comparatively moderate Malcolm Turnbull sabotaged former Liberal Party Leader Tony Abbott in September 2015 and assumed control of the Liberal Party in an overnight coup.
Since then, Bernardi has formed a coalition of conservative MPs within the LNP consisting of the likes of Erica Abetz, Tony Abbott and George Christensen. This vocal minority have been accused of not-so-secretly holding the Prime Minister to ransom over contentious issues like “equality” and “protecting the environment.”
Now, in the wake of an abysmal poll that would signal the complete annihilation of the LNP if an election were held today, Bernardi is expected to confirm recent speculation that he is ready to abandon the fledgling LNP and set up his own conservative party called Cory’s United National Team, and is currently looking for some Cory’s United National Team Supporters to formally launch the party.
The move will be yet another kick in the guts for Prime Minister Turnbull who has seen his popularity wane since he assumed leadership of the LNP a mere 18 months ago.
On a two-party preferred basis, the Coalition is basically fucked.
If an election was held today, Liberal Party members would be outnumbered by more than 2 to 1 by Labor Party members.