Liberal leaders are meeting in Melbourne today to address their party's flagging fortunes. But Brendan Nelson is not invited!
Baldrick : Don't worry mister B, I have a cunning plan to solve the problem.Meanwhile, Malcolm Turnbull continues waging his media war as if the elections had never finished. Funny, innit?
Blackadder : Yes Baldrick, let us not forget that you tried to solve the problem of your mother's low ceiling by cutting off her head.
UPDATE: It gets better:
Federation Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson will be consulted in "due course" about Monday's meeting of state and territory Liberal leaders.Oh no! I don't begrudge it! All praise John W. Howard! BUT... well,... we are now completely fucked as a result.
Victorian Liberal leader Ted Baillieu, who organised the meeting, said historically the way back to government had been through the states.
The Liberal Party is in opposition federally and in every state and territory of Australia.
"One of the things that has happened over the last 10 years is that while the party has had federal government we have allowed our resources and staffing and focus, in many instances, to focus on the federal effort," Mr Baillieu told ABC Radio.
"That has been a good thing.
"I don't begrudge that but..."
UPDATE 2: Hilarious! Mark at LP cites a Crikey article about how the QLD Libs leader declared a new United Conservative Party ... and then lost his job!
“One plan, one leader and one voice” sounds too much like “ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer”.And on the other side of the political divide, here's my comment at Lefty's blog today:
The door is now wide open for The Greens to claim a place as the nation's leftwing alternative government. The good news is that there is no reason to vote Liberal ever again.Whaddaya reckon?