Political Class Archive

The NSW Liberals destroy themselves along with the nation

You had to prove what we all knew. That at heart our rulers are exactly the self-serving, careerist status-hounds you told us you weren’t.

Professional politics – in the name of the people, with contempt for the people

Politicians are building more barriers to repel the views of their voters, and a directionless centre-right is at the forefront.

It’s time for primaries

Party machines and voting methods insulate our political class from voter accountability. Primaries can change that.

Have we outgrown Yes, Minister?

The failings of ministers and their offices ensure continuing bureaucratic failure. That the political class across all political parties sees this as normal and acceptable is an important reason that it is losing legitimacy.

It’s not just the Liberals. It’s the political class.

Articles about personal or intra-party spats write themselves. Take a longer and broader view, however, and what we see is the bipartisan breakdown of political class legitimacy

The right is to blame for Trumpery too

Peta Credlin gets Trumpery story precisely backwards. The political class’ smug dismissal of voter concerns is a bipartisan sin.

Mike Baird – beyond satire

By releasing a goal for NSW to be carbon neutral by mid-century, the state is falling into line with states such as South Australia. Beyond satire indeed.