Dec 15, 2011

In Tassie, wise heads back Giddings, despite the motley crew

Tasmanian Labor’s major challenge at the moment is to prevent the Greens becoming the official opposition party at the next election, writes Bruce Montgomery, ex-political correspondent with The Australian.

If you were aboard the Titanic as the third officer and you knew what was about to happen, and that sinking was inevitable, why would you want to take over the captaincy of the ship? That appears to be the incredible situation in which Tasmanian Labor minister David O’Byrne has placed himself as speculation mounts that he will seek to overthrow Premier Lara Giddings.

Labor is in a coalition government with the Greens. It has 10 seats in the 25-seat House of Assembly. So do the Liberals, led by Will Hodgman, son of Michael. The Greens have the other five.

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  1. AR

    (David) has a lean and hungry look, He thinks too much; such men are dangerous, with apologies to Bill Wobblelance.
    If such meretricious mediocrities can destabilise a competent government in so tiny an electorate, then what hope for the body politic in the vaster nation?
    Too many chancers, time servers, shiny pants apparatchiks eager for their attempt at the greasy pole, with not a thought, never mind a care for the common weal.

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