From the sounds of it, most of libs just want Tones to shut up now.
According to an opinion piece in today's Courier Mail, some would like him to go take Downer's current job in London ;) - As per usual the media is hogging the spotlight with their 'considered' opinions as to what would be best for us all. - I get that Abbott must have convinced himself that his particular case warrants revenge for both him and his followers within the Liberal Party, just as ( indeed, more so ) Rudd's final attempt seemed much more than simple revenge for him (Rudd) too .
Turnbull thinks he's found the perfect 'out' using the Menzies analogy . I nearly bought it. Till he mentioned something about the Party working free of business influencing agenda.
Granted not those exact words, but for me, it was implying a disconnect from big business which is like pie-in-the-sky-fantasy really. When I was a kid, voting Liberal seemed to imply looking after the guys on the land. We produced raw goods and turned them into retail product in our factories back then.
edit: for quote and link...
""He wanted to stand apart from the big money, business establishment politics of traditional conservative parties of the right, as well as from the socialist tradition of the Australian Labour Party, the political wing of the union movement."
Edited by eveln, 11 July 2017 - 10:49 PM.