Craig Kelly leaves the Liberal Party

Via Andrew Bolt:

Craig Kelly has quit the Liberal party and will sit out the rest of the term as an independent.

Kelly has jumped before he was pushed – his preselection looked threatened – but now represents a danger to the Morrison Government, which now holds just 76 seats out of 151.

The Liberals threw Kelly to the wolves, not having the courage to defend him from the media pack, which first savaged him for (correctly) questioning global warming alarmism, and then destroyed him for (correctly) saying studies suggested that ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, when taken early and with zinc, both cut deaths from the coronavirus.

Then today, a final blow: claims, strongly denied, that a staffer had sexually harassed women.

It really is a disgrace. Kelly’s views represent a good deal more of the views of the population than his sole voice in the wilderness on so many issues would have you believe.

NOW THE STORY IS IN THE AUSTRALIAN: Craig Kelly to quit Liberal Party, move to crossbench. Here are all of the first dozen of the comments under the classification as “Most Liked”.

Good luck for the future Craig, keep on fighting for what is right

Why would Morrison be surprised….He publicly attacked Mr Kelly and drove him from the party…..Good on you Craig Kelly, there are many of us great unwashed deplorables who fully back you…..

Good on Craig. He has made the right move, I hope he will stand as an independent against the Liberal candidate in the next election. Morrison has been a disappointment, has shown no leadership in the culture war engulfing our nation. Craig has the common sense and the courage to challenge the climate alarmists and the woke trenders who are taking away our freedom of speech. Well done, Craig, you are in tune with the Quiet Australians.

Do we have a politician here who stands for his principles? Amazing.

There are now a number of medical papers that support Craig’s views on COVID. Makes one wonder why these solutions have been suppressed.

And to the voters of Hughes, if you’re worried at the prospect of conservative voices being marginalized, it’s time to back Craig Kelly in 100%.

Hopefully he will win his seat as an independent. He is stating the bloody obvious about the COVID treatments he has copiously researched.

I can’t imagine why any of them were shocked, they drove him out.

I’d vote for Craig Kelly. He tells the truth as he sees it.

The only one with brains.

He is an honest politician. He can really see what we need in this country. Dams, cheap power from clean coal fired power stations and the real truth about the hysteria of climate change. I hope he joins the Nationals. He is far too good to lose.

Wake up Morrison! Don’t follow in MT’s footsteps.

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76 Responses to Craig Kelly leaves the Liberal Party

  1. Lysander says:

    SFLs prove themselves as SFLs once again.

  2. Terry says:

    Pretty much the last reason to consider voting Liberal has just left the Party.

    Liberals – a cabal of morally bankrupt cowards.

    This is what happens to an institution that complacently allows the Green Cancer to fester within.

  3. Mak Siccar says:

    #IstandwithCraig

    I hope his electorate supports him at subsequent elections.

  4. mh says:

    Australia ❤️ Craig Kelly

  5. Lee says:

    Liberals (and conservatives) in name only.
    If Kelly were in my electorate I would gladly vote for him.

  6. GregJ says:

    I had a lot of respect for Craig Kelly before, but that has now increased tenfold with the news of him telling Morrison to shove it up his ar*e and resigning from the party.

  7. Craig Kelly has almost universal support in the crib rooms of the nation.
    Something for the SFL’s to reflect upon.

  8. John Bowyer says:

    Channel 7 are reporting a Liberal majority of only 76? This is the level of English these dolts aspire too. Of course plenty of Gloating. I was disappointed at first but then Craig is no worse off, he can harry the greens on both sides of politics and maybe gravitate to PHON. I have always thought if PH was made Chairperson and she got some reliable people like Latham they would have a pretty good chance. At the moment it looks more like a voter payment harvesting than a serious political movement.

  9. Rob MW says:

    Pretty much the last reason to consider voting Liberal has just left the Party.

    Yep, same here. I’m done with the jellyfish & their National Party cohorts. So much for the much heralded broad church.

  10. The BigBlueCat says:

    Craig Kelly at least has some principles – he’s not cowering to the craven cowards in the Liberal party. They all need to watch this.

    One area where Moore is wrong is that it’s not capitalism per se, but crony capitalism that’s an issue with renewables. One of our biggest cronies (or wannabee crony) is Turnbull.

  11. H B Bear says:

    Business as usual underSloMo, Waffleworth lite.

  12. Scott Osmond says:

    SFL’s need to understand that if you attack people from your own side sooner or later 1 of 2 things will happen.
    1 No one will be on your side.
    2 people will notice that you were never on their side and act accordingly.
    I left conservativism for good back in 2007, before then the argument that we’re not as bad as Labor worked every now and again but that election for me was the final breakup fight.
    Conservatives have conserved nothing and lost everything.

  13. H B Bear says:

    Most Lieborals are only capable of attacking other Lieborals.

  14. H B Bear says:

    Prediction: Expect Kelly to be returned with a positive swing next election.

  15. pbw says:

    I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for Kelly to be re-elected. He may have a better chance in the Senate, because his extensive personal support is not focussed in any particular electorate. He may be able to arrange a preference deal with PHON and some of the tiny marginal parties to be in with a chance.

    In any case, this is a shining example of the bankruptcy of Australian politics. He was the lone Liberal (not counting Nationals in the Qld LNP) for whom I had any respect.

  16. min says:

    I have met Craig in Melbourne when he was here with Alan Moran , Peter Ridd and Tony Abbott at a meeting . I immediately sent him an email offering help to get information out for him in Melbourne .
    Commonsense is out the door what is their thinking as I sent Moore’s doco to Josh, how can anyone watch that and still come up with RE nonsense ? How can they ignore the number of coal fired power stations being built around the world ? The Parasitic Mind?

  17. sabena says:

    Perhaps this will bring the commentators who think the Government is cruising to victory at the next election back to earth.
    Scott Morrison, by his conduct, has asked for this.

  18. C.L. says:

    Morrison is a character-less buffoon.
    Worse than Howard.

    Good onya, Craig.

  19. Albatross says:

    LOL! Eat it.

  20. stackja says:

    Kelly fought the climate scam.
    Now he questions the virus scam.

  21. Morrison is a character-less buffoon.

    +1

    Worse than Howard.

    +1

    Good onya, Craig.

    +1

  22. C.L. says:

    On the subject of despicable Liberals, last night Credlin got stroppy, talk-over-the-toppy and “in my 16 years there” with Dennis Shanahan over Parliament’s female drunks ‘crisis.’ Shanahan is one of the last true gentlemen of the media, a father of several children and a good Christian man. But Credlin objected to Shanahan saying it was ridiculous to blame Morrison for not doing something about Da Kulcha. She actually cited Barnaby Joyce’s affair as an earlier example of the rapey-ness and argued that, yes, the Prime Minister must lay down rules governing how people behave in Canberra bars, parties and resturants. Truly a a revolting blowhard of a bird.

  23. Maj says:

    Pretty much the last reason to consider voting Liberal has just left the Party.

    Wonder if Canberra is soon gonna have its first Informed Medical Options Party (IMOP) Member of Parliament

    Here we were all thinking the first IMOP MP was going to be Pete Evans

  24. Lysander says:

    Well, I guess it gives Zac Kirkup (wettest/worst Lib leader in WA history) a chance to say his electoral chances on March 13 were foiled by Federal Liberal activities…

  25. Lee says:

    What is SFL?

  26. Gorilla Dance Party says:

    Liberals are just Labor five years later now. It used to be ten years later so they were more palatable. Gillard’s brief reign was much freer than what we have now.

    I honestly wouldn’t mind seeing the party smashed in the next election and I’d be willing to help in the hope that something populist and genuinely right-wing could come out of it.

  27. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Good on Craig Kelly and eat shit SloMao, you blundering ineffectual boofhead.

    Unfortunately, Kelly will be flat out retaining his seat if he runs for it (contesting a senate seat may be a far more sound option, as noted above). Expect the gliberals to run a greenfilth Doctor’s Wife style ‘moderate” which will simply serve to highlight how utterly pathetic they’ve become.

    No doubt there’ll be plenty of hot air expended on this matter this evening on Sky.

  28. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    SFL?

    Stupid. Forking. (G)liberals.

  29. Texas Jack says:

    Kelly hails from a family of business people who got up and made a difference. A local lad from Sydney’s St George burbs, how is it that he’s become “controversial” when a NSW minister can propose nonsense like this.

  30. Rex Mango says:

    Kelly is a voice in the wilderness of Fed politics. Needs to get Latham in there & the two of them could form a new party.

  31. steve says:

    I thought that when Turnbull, the poodle and his gang of lefties quit the Libs they would be back on track, but no!

  32. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Joyce’s affair as an earlier example of the rapey-ness

    Not to mention the Beetrooter’s unrepentant bullying of Hollyweird imbeciles.

  33. Occupy Centrelink says:

    Joel Fitzgibbon perhaps on a similar trajectory on the ALP side?

  34. mh says:

    Craig Kelly vs 2 bimbos.

    The female bimbo is an absolute disgrace.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CdetId5CXA

  35. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Kelly hails from a family of business people who got up and made a difference.

    My brother lives in his seat and often denounces Kelly as “that former rug salesman”.

  36. C.L. says:

    LOL. The blonde next to Carl says she debunked all of Kelly’s claims last night on the internet.
    Ahahahahahaha.

  37. Texas Jack says:

    Lysander
    #3764740, posted on February 23, 2021 at 12:58 pm
    Well, I guess it gives Zac Kirkup (wettest/worst Lib leader in WA history) a chance to say his electoral chances on March 13 were foiled by Federal Liberal activities…

    Talk about drawing long bows. Frankly, Zac Farkup is going to lose so badly nobody is going to link the loss to the new independent member for Hughes, but even if it does the Liberals need a seriously big kick in the guts, and WA is as good a-test as any. Vote 1 McGowan is the way to go WA cats!!!

  38. mh says:

    Just making the point that the Aussie public are not lockstep with the media.
    The guy’s expression at the end is priceless.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhw6d2qJKdE

  39. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Kol hakavod to Craig Kelly.

    Craig Kelly is a man who represents the best of what the Liberal Party once stood for and should stand for in 2021….small business, aspiration, free speech etc. I’ve met Craig and his wife numerous times…they are very nice, ordinary people. I wish I lived in Kelly’s electorate. Sadly I reside in the electorate of Wentworth where my local member is a limp, wimp lettuce leaf by the name of Dave Sharma…who represents everything that is wrong with the Liberal party in 2021.

    Scummo brought this on himself….he dumped on Kelly a fortnight ago….instead of standing by one of his own he instead kowtowed to the progressive left’s agenda of attacking Kelly.

    Memo to Scummo…..you reap what you sow.

  40. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Just compare Kelly to Morrison and other lightweights in the current Liberal party….

    Craig Kelly publicly supported Tony Abbott
    Craig Kelly publicly supported Cardinal George Pell (Kelly isn’t a Catholic)
    Craig Kelly publicly speaks out about the nonsense that is climate change hysteria
    Craig Kelly publicly speaks out on the complete uselessness of ruinables
    Craig Kelly publicly speaks up about Covid treatments – Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine

  41. Texas Jack says:

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3764777, posted on February 23, 2021 at 1:28 pm
    Kol hakavod to Craig Kelly.

    Scummo brought this on himself….he dumped on Kelly a fortnight ago….instead of standing by one of his own he instead kowtowed to the progressive left’s agenda of attacking Kelly.

    Yes, Cassie, the old Broad Church of John Howard’s time has been proven for all-time to be a complete con, and when I type these words it’s the same problem we’ve been banging-on about since the Turnbull-Photios types took ownership.

    Just look at the Warringah preselection. Aside from Sasha Grebe, the whole shooting-match consists of inner-urban Wets, including one whose husband was previously in partnership with Photios.

  42. Penny says:

    mh, I sent that blond bimbo who sits next to Carl, the overgrown schoolboy, lots of studies and videos about Ivermectin and asked her to let me know where they had gone wrong… needless to say no answer
    Politicians (Craig Kelly excepted) and nearly all journalists brains are wired differently from the rest of us, it will do your head in trying to work them out, or attribute any kind of moral standards to them

  43. Lysander says:

    Texas Jack…

    I might hate the SFLs in WA but that doesn’t mean I’m giving McClownin’s team a first preference!

  44. candy says:

    He seems a likeable fellow, more down to earth and less silky looking than some of the representatives.

    You have to do what you have to do, and I guess he feels sadness about leaving the Liberals but he has things to say and believes, and brings new information and fresh opinions. They were going to disenfranchise him anyway so time to move on.

  45. Paul says:

    Yep they drove Craig out
    The libs are again more like Labor
    Who do we vote for now?

  46. Bob in Castlemaine says:

    What a disaster, Craig Kelly was one of the few remaining Liberal politicians who truly represents traditional Liberal values.
    The Morrison Liberals become more woke, “progressive” by the day, more and more difficult for true conservatives to vote for, even with a peg on their nose. Conservatives now have pretty much Hobson’s choice you might say, the choice between the big government, cancel culture, climate change lunacy of the Labor Greens and a Liberal National coalition that daily is becoming more like them.
    This kind of nonsense sank the Turnbull regime, ultimately it will do the same to Morrison

  47. cuckoo says:

    Re the Tennis crowd booing the “Victorian government”, i.e., Daniel Andrews, posted above by MH. Even though the video is out there, all the media are pretending that the crowd was booing a vaccine. Anyone who was there or watching on tv knows this isn’t true. There were some random catcalls at that moment, but a huge sustained booing came with the implied mention of Andrews, a few moments later. The media just pretend this didn’t happen. It wasn’t quite our Ceausescu moment, but it was delicious.

  48. mh says:

    Cuckoo,
    The crowd booed at two separate points in her speech.
    First, when the lady mentioned the vaccination program being rolled out.
    Secondly, when she mentioned the Victorian government.

  49. Lee says:

    There were some random catcalls at that moment, but a huge sustained booing came with the implied mention of Andrews, a few moments later. The media just pretend this didn’t happen.

    The MSM in this country is an absolute disgrace.
    Dictator Dan would never have got away with what he has without almost universal backing and toadying from the media.
    Heaven knows had it been a Liberal premier, he would never have got away with it.

  50. Lee says:

    The crowd booed at two separate points in her speech.
    First, when the lady mentioned the vaccination program being rolled out.
    Secondly, when she mentioned the Victorian government.

    What the hell business is it of tennis officials to bring up those subjects?
    Are they now the PR arms of government?

  51. cuckoo says:

    The crowd booed at two separate points in her speech.

    Indeed, and my comment ackowledges that. But the second round of booing, at the mention of the government, was another order of magnitude. It was plebes-in-the-Coliseum stuff. Some random refuses to shake a Liberal PM’s hand and they become a folk hero who will be appearing in tv showreels for years to come. The crowd at one of the country’s biggest sporting events howls down Andrews and it’s deflected into an ‘anti-vaxxer’ smear.

    It would be interesting to know if the composition of the crowd that night, with presumably a high content of Serbs and Russians, might have been a factor in the outspokenness.

    The snarky rebuke to the crowd by CEO Hrdlicka (“opinionated”) was priceless. How dare the peasants jeer!

  52. Joanna Smythe says:

    To all of us who grew up in the liberal (conservative) i.e. independent thinking, freedom loving enterprising world, we can see, because it is obvious, that today’s Liberal Party are a group of people who went to too many parties with the Greens.

  53. Roger says:

    … the Prime Minister must lay down rules governing how people behave in Canberra bars, parties and resturants.

    Didn’t the reported assaults occur when nobody else was present?

    I’m not one to advocate violence but a swift kick in the groin will quickly cool the passions of any would be Lothario and likely give him second thoughts about repeating his behaviour in the future. In the unlikely event of him pursuing an assault charge the remedy of self-defence is available.

  54. alan moran says:

    The PM portrays himself as the paragon of virtue and consistency. “I set out some very clear standards and (Craig) made some commitments that I expected to be followed through on. He no longer felt that he could meet those commitments, but I can tell you, my standards don’t change.” Smug response to deride someone who has offered you his vote

  55. Chris M says:

    Thank you Craig!

    One-in-a-decade politician with convictions, ethics and standards.

    And on this point he is 100% right. Existing medications have been deliberately and intentionally withheld to kill Australians in order to create fear and compliance.

  56. Mother Lode says:

    Business as usual underSloMo, Waffleworth lite.

    Trumble made sure that ScoMo got in.

    He delayed the meeting to nominate a new leader until he could clear ScoMo’s trajectory.

    Anyone who wants Morrison out should just emphasise his ties to Trumble.

  57. Forester says:

    C.L. at 12:48 pm
    “Credlin … argued that, yes, the Prime Minister must lay down rules governing how people behave in Canberra bars, parties and resturants.”

    She should have got Abbott to repeal the Family Law Act 1974 and re-criminalise adultery.

    Didn’t the hunchback try to ban the conjugal rights of married couples who lived separately?

  58. kingsley says:

    Anyone want to take a bet that Mark Latham has been on the phone trying to recruit him this morning for a run at the senate?

  59. pbw says:

    I set out some very clear standards and (Craig) made some commitments that I expected to be followed through on. He no longer felt that he could meet those commitments, but I can tell you, those are my principles, and if you don’t like them, I have others.

  60. billie says:

    the tennis .. ha!

    they were begging people to go to the event at one stage but just clearly see us as cash cows for their lifestyle

    d!cks

  61. Dr Faustus says:

    “Credlin … argued that, yes, the Prime Minister must lay down rules governing how people behave in Canberra bars, parties and resturants.”

    Great idea, wrong reason.

    Making life a bit shittier for the parasites and barnacles out on the razzle at my expense would always get my vote.

    But there are already fairly clear community rules about drunk and disorderly behaviour and not conducting unwanted sexual intercourse.
    Just fucking follow them.

  62. win says:

    How do you fight back against these poisonous public Puff Balls .

  63. Terry Pedersen says:

    Just another token move to the crossbench. Regrettably, he remains in the Parliament until the next election.

  64. A reader says:

    The last few times they’ve tried to get rid of him the proposed alternative was Kent Johns who used to be a Labor mayor. He’s also the partner of the member for the state electorate of Holsworthy which covers much of the seat of Hughes

  65. stackja says:

    Kelly didn’t accept the “climate change” scam.

  66. Baa Humbug says:

    There is supposed to be 64 comments on this thread, but none appear on my screen.
    Test test test 1..2…3 Mary had a little lamb

  67. tombell says:

    Hope Kelly doesn’t prove to be as ineffectual as Cory Bernardi. Just seen as a disaffected Liberal who’s guaranteed supply and who will more or less vote with the government. Not sure how woke the good burghers of Hughes are and whether a campaign against Kelly asserting he’s an anti-vaxxer and a bit of a Trump supporter will prove ineffective. I hope so. He’s a reasonable shot of getting re-elected if for no other reason than the ALP are likely to preference him ahead of the Libs (but behind the Greens). There are some ALP types however who would probably vote for Kelly as an independent . Kelly is a conviction politician – I don’t think he’ll make a (attempted) move to a Senate seat.

  68. Baa Humbug says:

    Can’t see comments Not even mine. I deleted cookies, logged back in but no avail.

  69. theleftfootkick says:

    Last Sunday morning whilst on the road traveling, I listened to the ABC early morning radio may be it was RN I think? the story was from the UK, BBC, re Oxford University Hospital? which has been trialing anti-inflammatory drugs on covid patients, some 36000 who consented to taking part, ( one such person was interviewed on this segment and told her story). The results very interesting, what they found that by using anti-inflammatory drugs they were able to control the lung inflammation in many patients and thus many were relieved from having to be put on breathing apparatus in ICU, there recovery was hastened remarkably. Is this the kind of story that Kelly has been trying highlight re the Covid debate?

  70. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    How about the rest of the liberals leave the party , enabling it to get rid of career politicians who only pretend to be liberals to creat a lucrative career for themselves ?
    Tellmany of the US republicans to follow suit ,and some of the UK conservatives That might clean the political stye upa bit ,things are much better away from the swamp and its creepy critters .
    I see facebook has surrendered, )one way to get a corrupt billionaires attention is to take some monet away from the grasping twats .

  71. Indolent says:

    Why can’t I see the 69 comments?

  72. Megan says:

    Is it just me or is there something seriously amiss with the site? I can see the posts but the comments are not showing up no matter the device I’m using.

    I’m hoping that commenting will fix the problem.

    As you were.

  73. Ed Case says:

    Brittany Higgins off the front page and down the memory hole?

  74. The Sheriff says:

    How do we donate to his independent campaign?

  75. PK says:

    I’m a novice. What can we do to get him re-elected?

  76. Ian of Brisbane says:

    When the Libs go nett zero there is no reason to stay. Nett zero means nett zero votes.

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