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Aug 1, 2011

Poll Bludger: Rann an indulgence Labor could no longer afford

The spectacle of Australia's longest-serving Premier announcing his retirement after a tap on the shoulder from a little-known union official has excited much comparison with Labor’s recent leadership shenanigans federally and in New South Wales

William Bowe — Editor of The Poll Bludger

William Bowe

Editor of The Poll Bludger

The spectacle of Australia’s longest-serving Premier announcing his retirement after a tap on the shoulder from a little-known union official has excited much comparison with Labor’s recent leadership shenanigans federally and in New South Wales. But from another perspective, Mike Rann’s premiership and the manner of its ending marks a significant departure from the party’s recent practice.

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  1. zut alors

    How typical of polite of South Australians to give Rann ‘a tap on the shoulder’ rather than the sudden rabbit-chop delivered to Rudd in Canberra.

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