On Malcolm Turnbull

Gwen Clark writes: Re. ” Turnbull urged to present his head as a ‘Christmas gift’ ” (Friday)

“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.

On Milo Yiannopoulos

Perrin Walker writes: Re. ” Milo and his groupies think they’re ‘lions’. Really, they’re UFC fanboys who smell like Dencorub.” (Friday)

Great article, but very unfair on Laurie Penny. She’s written what is hands-down the best and most thoughtful profile of Milo.

Sure, she might go a bit hard on the “he thought we were friends but I was never his friend” pleading, but look, she outlines pretty clearly what she wanted to learn from him, and why she’s not interested in him any more. If her running around with him at functions was what it took to produce that extraordinary piece, then I’m not going to hold it against her.