(Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The premise to what follows is a simple proposition: Scott Morrison is incompetent to lead this country at this time. 

I put that up, not because it’s my opinion (although it is), but because we should consider what happens if it’s right.

In the ordinary run of things, having a hopeless hack as our prime minister isn’t that much of a biggy. Australia has thrived under leadership that has mostly ranged from terrible to uninspiring.