Politics

Apr 23, 2007

Robert Askin: the legacy that dare not speak its name

The most successful Liberal premier in NSW -- and only two have won elections -- would have been 100 this month. But no one bothered (or dared) to remember.

The most successful Liberal premier in NSW — and only two have won elections — would have been 100 this month but no one bothered (or dared) to remember. I am referring to the late Sir Robert Askin, who died 26 years ago, and is recalled nowadays merely as a corrupt politician best forgotten (especially by the Liberal Party).

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