political courage Archive
The Commonwealth needs to sh*t or get off the pot. Either do something that will make a difference to the ABC's perpetual propaganda, or spend your time somewhere else. Pretending to act may be this government's core competency everywhere except within 100km of Christmas Island, but all it does is piss away political capital for no benefit.
Face it. Joining any political party is like choosing between starvation and eating rotten meat. You make the necessary choice, but that doesn't remove the smell or the lingering bad taste in your mouth.
It's the price you pay for engaging beyond hashtags and well-applauded snide remarks at gatherings of humanities graduates.
Janet Daley calls out UK PM David Cameron on what seems to be a ubiquitous political failing: the belief that being likeable constitutes political leadership. OK, the UK Conservatives had to rebrand after Maggie and after years of artsy scribblers swallowing the Left’s characterisation of what conservatism is about. But there’s no point in prime […]
Many candidates simply have a desperate desire to be an MP. Any sort of MP. They don't have to compromise anything, because they don't have anything to compromise.
Encouraging sounds from the Federal seat of Melbourne. It may not be ‘good politics’ in every electorate, but it’s time the Liberals deliberately put The Greens last on every How-to-Vote. Across the board, from local to state to federal. At every election, every time. Preferencing the Greens in seats like Melbourne or Grayndler may damage […]