TBF, that was more really just one of them,. K Rudd, ably assisted in concert with the Murfuch press, … but it was Tricky (not as tricky as he thought he was) Dicky, who let Malcolm the Boneless off the ropes when 3 more months would have by any metric seen them gone, for what he thought would be their political gain, … which in the end, could not have been more opposite to the outcome.
Now, hes lost the 2 best members of the group through lackadaisical unprofessional practices,. are at war with the NSW branch, fluffed their chance at having input into the “Gonski 2.0” by arrogantly thinking they were the only path & holding out for minutiae, whilst at the same time losing support by not flat out opposing the cuts as their base & the NSW branch wanted them to, and as they should have in the first place, and their polling is going off a cliff.
I said it a while ago,… Richard wants,(or wanted too/believed they could) become the new Democrats, but you simply can’t be both the sensible centre and hard left at the same time, & they seem to be fast becoming a rabble.
Hate to say I told you so,… but …