Federal

Jun 20, 2017

Tudge, Hunt and Sukkar are not conservatives. They are anarchists.

The ministers comments have damaged public faith in the only pillar of government that stands uncorrupted by our 116 years of constitutional nationhood.

Michael Bradley — Managing partner at Marque Lawyers

Michael Bradley

Managing partner at Marque Lawyers

It may seem ironic that the doctrines of the rule of law and the separation of powers find themselves under unrelenting attack from conservatives rather than anarchists. Actually, it’s not irony; rather, an error of nomenclature: those loudly proclaiming the “conservative” badge today are the true anarchists.

One thing that a person of truly conservative mindset -- and in particular, a minister of the Crown in Her Majesty’s government formed by a conservative party -- would never seek actively to do is to undermine the integrity of the Westminster system of checks and balances, which we’ve spent a thousand years developing in support of our precious democracy.

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