Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Is Tony for the high jump?

Yesterday was interesting. both John Quiggin and Sinclair Davidson wondered where however both got their wonderings wrong.

John thought out loudly about Bishop replacing Abbot. He seemingly forgot her disastrous time as Opposition spokeswoman on Treasury. if she was to be put in as leader then Hockey would be removed as treasurer but Turnbull could not replace him as the right wing would not wear that.
Way too many problems for a change.

Davidson wants all AOs to be replaced by knighthoods and Dames. however given that Angus Houston still wants to be known as Angus and NOT Sir we can reasonably assume knighthoods in Australia are an embarrassment.
More so when you award one to the Queen's husband and is clearly inferior to the umpteen titles he already has. What exactly he has done in service for Australia is unclear. His best supporters said yesterday he was patron of a lot of causes in this land, A patron is merely a figurehead who does no work at all.  Oh dear.

The great problem the Liberals have is that there are NO people who one could say are leadership material. Moreover they are unlikely to do anything until much closer to the next election. Indeed by the time they think they may lose it could well be too late.

I still think the most important thing to examine on whether the government is re-elected or not is whether nominal GDP rises and gets back to trend levels. If it does the government will win. If it doesn't they will not.