News.com.au reports rumours of a new bid to oust Abbott.
Less than three weeks after Prime Minister Tony Abbott survived a party room vote, leadership tensions at the top of the government have emerged yet again. The Seven Network and the ABC have reported that Malcolm Turnbull has been told he has the numbers to topple Abbott. But a government insider and Abbott supporter says Mr Turnbull just doesn’t have the numbers.
He said this latest leadership speculation was down to the same few disaffected MPs as last time trying to beat up support for Mr Turnbull.
“The vast majority of people know we can’t win the election with Malcolm as leader, because with Malcolm as leader we would lose a chunk of our base and no party has ever won an election without its base,” he told AAP.
This follows the unsuccessful leadership spill on February 9 when Liberal MPs voted 61-39 to defeat a motion to declare leadership positions vacant.
What is it with these people that they cannot get the point that the political weakling Turnbull, who is reported to have once tried to join the Labor party, will not ever be accepted by the hard core Liberal supporters. His previous stint at leader was a disaster. He should have been blackballed from the party five years ago.
If there has to be a change then I’d support Scott Morrison, but both Turnbulll and Bishop should be given the boot.
This is no damn way to run a politcal party that likes to say its a better organised outfit than Labor. It doesn’t much look like it right now.