Prime Minister John Howard and Nationals leader Mark Vaile will sit down with their Queensland counterparts
for peace talks tomorrow, after successfully staring down the proposal for the
Queensland conservative parties to merge.

But who will Howard and Vaile be meeting? The
failed merger has given Queensland Premier Peter Beattie fresh stocks of
political ammo. The details of the plot
have created plenty of bad blood amongst both parties. So much so, in fact,
that members of both are calling for resignations.

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