The Canberra Times has a lengthy report of convulsions in the local Liberal party as moderate, and local business icon, Jim Murphy, is hounded from the party by the hardline Mulcahy faction.
Whatever gives the Mulcahy’s men (and I hear they are mostly men) the idea they are so talent rich they can afford to dispense with the services of Jim Murphy eludes me.
I look forward to seeing how much money Vicki Dunne brings into the party in the next year.
On the bright side for those toying with the idea of forming a socially progressive but economically sane political party suited to the ACT, it might be worth popping down to the Market Cellars for a word with Big Jim.
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Another bright side is that the day when Brendan Smyth gets what’s coming to him can’t be far off. Don’t think I don’t think of that every time I meander along a 50 zone or see a speed camera.