Rob Oakeshott now thinks he is a Labor MP entitled to select the leader of the Labor Party. Dumping Labor and forcing a general election is hardly a credible threat from Oakeshott. It would merely bring forward his unemployment.
I believe strongly in the maxim that the best policy is the best politics. And that, when we get down to it, is why the Prime Minister is the current prime minister. But if her team seems to follow the Fitzgibbon maxim, that the most popular is the best at politics, then let’s have a popularity contest. Let’s have the election.
I’m glad he thinks that Gillard has the best policies – most Australians beg to disagree.
Let’s remember some Oakeshott comments from 7 September 2010: