Here is John Quiggin celebrating the end of the Howard government.
A thousand times sweeter than 1993. Not much more to say until tomorrow. Have a great night, everyone!
For once, my electoral predictions haven’t turned out too badly, so I’ll offer one more before we get back to policy: The Liberal Party will never again win a federal election.
Looking at this appalling crew, I can only quote Oliver Cromwell “You have been sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go.”
That is a huge statement given that John Quiggin got exactly what he wanted in the 2010 election:
There seems to be a significant chance that the election will produce a Labor government depending on Green votes in the Reps to provide a lead over the Coalition, and in the Senate to pass legislation. I find it hard to believe that the process we’ve just been through could produce such an outcome, not only matching my preferences but reflecting those expressed by the majority of voters, but that’s what some of the papers are saying is likely.
Now before anyone starts gloating just remember the boot may very well be on the other foot after the next election.
* There is a nuanced argument underpinning that prediction.
Update: In comments John Quiggin says that his comments relate specifically to the NSW branch of the ALP. In other words, the Terje interpretation.