Dec 1, 2017

Turnbull urged to present his head as a ‘Christmas gift’

The Deputy Premier of NSW has stuck his neck out to get Turnbull's head.

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran — Associate editor

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran

Associate editor

Voices calling for Malcolm Turnbull's urgent resignation just got an almighty gust of wind at their backs.

Alan Jones this morning drilled NSW Deputy Premier and Nationals leader John Barilaro on one main question: should the Prime Minister resign? The answer pleased him.

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23 thoughts on “Turnbull urged to present his head as a ‘Christmas gift’

  1. old greybearded one

    So the Nitwit National who sacked Adrian Piccoli and who is a member of an absolutely irrational government which is completely in the pocket of developers thinks he knows who should be PM. These are the idiots that lost a seat to the shooters and fishers and who forced council amalgamations until they got to the Liberal heartland where the lawyers live. A party whose bureaucrats conspire to steal water from those downstream and whose ministers are own by coal companies. A better Christmas present would be the removal of Barilaro and his water stealing ministerial mates, better still the whole damned National party and that spiteful ignorant old humbug Jones.

  2. Keith1

    “But the words of Barilaro’s boss are perhaps the greatest cause for concern”.
    But Jones just asked questions.

  3. Bill Hilliger

    So Alan Jones for PM and Ray Hadley for Deputy. Hard working Australians; problem solved!

    1. PeteH

      It’s easier to sit behind a microphone and whinge like a little bitch for millions a year than it is to put your money where your big fat mouth is and get yourself elected to public office.

  4. Graeski

    The problem isn’t Turnbull, much as I dislike him. The problem lies with the entire LNP: the politicians themselves, the corrupted world of big business and wealth that supports them, the lobbyists that direct them and, most of all, the people who are foolish enough to vote them into power.

    1. Duncan Gilbey

      I agree.
      The messenger is a problem, but the bigger problem is the message itself.

  5. Gwen Clark

    “Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has my full and absolute support.”
    These are the words of universal political doom. I have heard these words countless times and it never ends well for those being referred to.
    I suspect this is so because if there is not a massive problem the words of doom are never uttered.

    1. Venise Alstergren

      It is when Julie Bishop utters the words, “My support belongs to my leader/full and absolute support for my leader,” or a mixture of these words* which would open the way for political oblivion. For a normal PM this would be the kiss of death. However, Malcolm Turnbull seems to be fixed in place with Super Glue. Perhaps someone could ask Gina Reinhart for a loan of one of her giant mining trucks. This should do the trick.

      *Leader being the operative word.

      *The operative word being leader

      1. Zeke

        Turnbull remains in place because there’s literally no one to replace him.

  6. Marjorie Carless

    The whole party has been going downhill fast since Turnbull ousted Abbott and he and his right wing so called mates decided that getting rid of Turnbull was preferable to have a united, electable party. Perhaps the party has now reached its nadir but wouldn’t bet on it.

  7. Saugoof

    To a hammer everything looks like it’s all Turnbull’s fault…

    That said, I would sort of like to see Turnbull go, purely for the spectacle that this would provide in sending the Liberal/National parties to oblivion. For all his many, many faults, Turnbull is much less on the nose than the two coalition parties in general. If he were to go and the Alan Joneses/Andrew Bolts/George Christensens/etc. of this world would get their wish and have one of their champions installed, it would mean years of unelectability. Bring it on!

    1. Gwen Clark

      I thought that when they voted Tony Abbott to opposition leader…….a notion proved to be tragically wrong.

      1. Bethany Challen

        Yes but it wouldn’t have mattered who they had elected at that point because Labor were going to get slammed for their stupid shenanigans! LNP have been winning in spite of their leaders not because of them.

      2. Xoanon

        You were more or less right Gwen, as Abbott almost instantly proved his ilk unelectable.

  8. klewso

    Great chieftain of the sausage race – it Burns?
    ‘But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
    The trembling earth resounds his tread,
    Clap in his ample fist a blade,
    He’ll make it whistle;
    And legs, and arms, and heads will cut off
    Like the heads of thistles.’

    1. rhwombat

      More mouse than haggis:
      Wee, sleekit, cow’rin’, tim’rous beastie,
      O what a panic’s in thy breastie!
      Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
      Wi’ bickerin’ brattle!
      I wad be laith to rin an’ chase thee 5
      Wi’ murd’rin’ pattle!

      1. klewso

        They dinna call him “Wee Malcolm” for the usual reasons.

  9. Peter Wileman

    So, take away Malcolm, and who have you got……….?

    No. I can’t think of anyone either.

    1. MAC TEZ

      While if Malcolm remains (because clearly there’s no-one to fill the void), we’re still left with a void.

  10. klewso

    And this smoke and mirrors “inquiry” – they couldn’t find a “Judge Clayton”?

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