The Canberra Times is delving deep into the splintering, imploding, improperly documented world of the Canberra Liberals as Zed’s faction settle into their new digs on Capital Hill leaving the rest of the party to burn.
It seems that at ANU the progressive Liberals (defined as “lefties” no doubt by our more brain damaged commentators) can’t even be in the same club as Alistair Coe’s headbangers and have formed their own group.
Meanwhile the move to swish Civic offices from the suburbs appears to have come at a cost with undeclared debts (potentially a prison worthy offence under the Electoral Act).
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The real miracle is they managed to look almost electable last October but it appears the wallpaper is coming adrift from the cracks.
The sad truth for the pustulent Coe-ites is that anything to the Right of Malcolm Turnbull is never going to win an election in this town.
They can start actually paying some respect to community they seek to represent, or they can languish for eternity in the darkness.
I’m reasonably sure Kate Carnell would be happy to give some pointers on how to win friends, influence people, and be electable in the ACT.
The even scarier thing is that, rather than parroting Christopher Pyne’s talking points, they’re going to have to start thinking for themselves.
*As in parts of the party are in revolt.