Boy oh boy. Anyone feeling a little down about Opposition Leader Tony Abbott looming over the horizon blocking the sun should pull up a deckchair, pop the corn and watch the show in the UK. Here, tonight, with a farcical mess around voting on same-s-x marriage, British PM David Cameron has confirmed he is one of the worst leaders of the party in modern times.

Last week he managed to stuff up the European Union issue, with 100-plus Conservatives voting against the Queen's speech. Tonight same-s-x marriage, taken up as a way of colonising Liberal-Democrat votes, has become a huge negative, fuelling the practical civil war between Tory leadership and grassroots (hedgeroots, I guess, it being the shires 'n' all).