I fail to understand the attitude of some federal members of parliament in Australia. Regardless of their personal wishes, it’s clear that Julia Gillard is the person who will lead the party to the election, for good or ill. This being so, why are they insisting on stirring the pot insisting that Kevin Rudd should take back the reins?
Kevin himself has accepted he’s not going to challenge for the leadership before the election, if ever which should keep potential for change out of the media. However these continuing subversive stories keep the possibility of leadership change as the main issue surrounding the party, and therefore the election, and pushing the *real* issues off the media agenda!!
Where are the policies that the Liberals will bring to the new parliament if they win? What will be done about the rampant sexism that underlies much of the Liberals attacks on the current government? There are questions that need answering that aren’t getting a look in because of this constant white-anting!!
I’ve said it before and will repeat it here, Federal Labor MP’s need to think more of the good of the country and less about themselves. The target is to retain power for the benefit of the people they represent, everything else is secondary By all means cause chaos in the leadership *after* the election when Labor has a majority, but until then… keep quiet!!