New South Wales

Mar 4, 2016

Enemies at the gates: Bronny hunkers down in Mackellar, but factional war has broken out

Can Bronwyn Bishop save her seat of Mackellar? An insider outlines the factional heavies lining up against her.

Bronwyn Bishop wants to save us all from the forces of evil at Islamic State. How’s she going to do that? Does she hide a secret weapon under Australia’s favourite beehive? Is she going to Syria to shirtfront the elusive leader of IS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? No, she wants another term in Parliament.

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6 thoughts on “Enemies at the gates: Bronny hunkers down in Mackellar, but factional war has broken out

  1. phyllis stein

    “Chokito bar”? Polly Waffle surely. (think about it)

  2. zut alors

    Bishop’s in denial that what happened to John Howard could ever befall her. But it won’t be the first time she’s misjudged public opinion about her entitlement.

  3. Venise Alstergren

    I hate to say it, but al-Baghdadi would have her for breakfast. On-the-other-hand she would probably give him fatal indigestion.

  4. Norman Hanscombe

    Crikey should be grateful that one major Party isn’t handing over the selection of candidates to a handful (or less) of Power Brokers in Canberra, shouldn’t you?

  5. AR

    Anywhere on the North Shore east of the Pacific Highway is insular peninsula – not subject to the normal rules of physics. There’s a lot of inertia in old money.

  6. shea mcduff

    “…the prevailing factions dominating NSW Liberal politics: the moderates and the soft right.”

    Excuse me?
    “Moderates?”
    “Soft right?”

    Pull the other one, it plays “Jingle Bells”.

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