And what does she think about Craig Kelly?

News media, and The Australian in particular, continue its war against the Government with this latest screed: Normal people would be insane to enter politics. This should be an absolutely 100% anti-Labor article but somehow is not. This is why it should be anti-Labor.

The announcement by Nicolle Flint last Friday that she will depart federal parliament at the next election is not just an indictment of the foul culture that women face in politics. Her decision is a reminder that politics is no longer a sane career choice for many clever, normal people.

That reality is not just a problem for political parties; it points to a deeper predicament that threatens the good governance of this country.

Consider what 42-year-old Flint faced.

And what did she face?

Vicious intimidation from haters within left-wing groups such as GetUp and Extinction Rebellion.

But that’s not quite how it’s put. This is how it’s put.

Consider what 42-year-old Flint faced. Not just vicious intimidation from haters within left-wing groups such as GetUp and Extinction Rebellion but outright hostility from moderates within her own party in South Australia.

What the actual political issues were that led to these differences I have no idea. This is all of a piece with this, also from News Limited: Malcolm Turnbull calls for inquest into death of woman who alleged she was raped by a current federal minister.

And the sub-head: “Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has called for an inquest into the death of a woman who alleged she was raped by a current federal minister in 1988.”

I find all of this almost totally sinister, an obvious attempt to make voting for The Coalition toxic to women. Politics is a hard business for which there are no rules. That every party is filled with people who believe in Green New Deal idiocies and are terrified by the Chinese flu just makes it harder to find a coherent policy that satisfies everyone.

If Nicolle Flint really represents conservative views, why is she leaving Parliament? Surely it’s not just because a bunch of far-left wackos said mean things about her in public.

AND NOW LET ME ADD THIS: From Andrew Bolt: British left are still suffering from ‘Thatcher derangement syndrome’.

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18 Responses to And what does she think about Craig Kelly?

  1. Surely it’s not just because a bunch of far-left wackos said mean things about her in public.

    Why would they stop at just saying mean things?

    Poll: 71% Believe Antifa Is ‘Domestic Terrorist Group’ (2 Mar)

    Antifa have impunity even here in Australia. They are the SA of the modern Left. They’re very close to violence against righties, their families, their cars and houses, and seem only inhibited by the bad press that would be forced out of the lefty lapdogs of the MSM.

  2. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    outright hostility from moderates within her own party

    “Moderates” is code for the collectivist greenfilth scum that have infiltrated the gliberal party en masse. They hung Nicolle Flint out to dry even though she was subject to the most vile intimidation and abuse by getup, labore and the greenfilth, including constant stalking, incessant threats and abuse on anti-social media and repeated vandalising of her office.

    If any “female” (I use that term advisedly) MP in labore or the greenfilth had been subjected to even a fraction of what Flint was put through, the hypocritical self righteous screeching would have been audible in outer space.

    Anyway, my views on the state of politics in this country are no big secret.

  3. Sinclair Davidson says:

    Nicole Flint is solid – I well believe she was hounded out of the party by Liberal moderates.

  4. Reagent says:

    There’s a weird reluctance to nail Labor.
    Flint has several times clearly blamed “Get Up, Labor and unions”.
    Yet over the weekend Finance Minister Simon Birmingham said ‘‘attacks from the left, from Get Up! and others, [that] have threatened her and have threatened her office staff’’ during her time in politics.
    Labor attack squads are “others”?
    Now, Albrechtsen blames “GetUp and Extinction Rebellion” and Liberal “moderates”.

  5. egg_ says:

    Now, Albrechtsen blames… Liberal “moderates”.

    I.e. Leftwing wackos in skirts?
    Ant that’s just the men.

  6. Strayan Drongo says:

    The board church idea doesn’t work when one side fights like the left, and the other fights like conservatives.

  7. Adrian says:

    If Nicolle Flint really represents conservative views, why is she leaving Parliament? Surely it’s not just because a bunch of far-left wackos said mean things about her in public.

    I don’t know why you are going after Nicolle Flint?

  8. Old Lefty says:

    Albrechtsen is dead right, by the way, about the role of the factional daleks and careerists in both major parties in deadening debate and deterring anyone of real talent from getting involved.

  9. ian3029 says:

    I don’t know why you are going after Nicolle Flint?

    There seems to be a fair bit of bash Nicolle Flint on this and the previous thread with not much interest in why she left.

  10. H B Bear says:

    Most Lieborals can only attack other Lieborals. Nothing to see here. Move along please.

  11. Herodotus says:

    We’ve seen how demented and vicious the left is in the USA, including those who now control the House, the Senate, and the White House. One former PM here seems to be going down that same nasty path, assisted by sections of the media (particularly the taxpayer funded section) who are taking the USA MSM as their role model.

  12. Wyndham Dix says:

    There is more to Nicolle Flint’s departure than meets the eye.
    Five years ago she stood on my doorstep canvassing for votes. She came across as feisty and more than able to stand on her own two feet.
    She is a former acolyte of Turnbull.
    Of my numerous e-mails and letters to her following her election in 2016 she responded to only one. It had to do with climate change and CO2 being a trace atmospheric gas utilised by trees and plants to produce oxygen and food. Her reply was to remind me that “we have international agreements to adhere to”. Ergo, in effect, she did not think for herself.
    At the height of hysteria about bushfires of summer 2019-20 desolating large swathes of Australia. including animals and their habitats, not least koalas, I sent her a USB memory stick with 40+ contemporary jpg images of accumulated leaf litter and other combustible under-storey in one of Adelaide’s national parks. Silence. To this day.

  13. ian3029 says:

    She is a former acolyte of Turnbull.

    It would seem Peta Credlin does not agree with the above statement.

    I’ve known Flint since we were both policy advisers to the thoroughly decent Brendan Nelson in his short turn as opposition leader before being mowed down by Malcolm Turnbull.

    Flint walked, returning to SA, a PhD and, later, becoming the first woman in history to win the seat of Boothby not once, but twice.

  14. Sinclair Davidson says:

    I first met both Craig Kelly and Nicole Flint at a dinner in Canberra a few years ago. I can’t tell you what we discussed, but my impressions were that Nicole is solid and Craig is a soft-cock.

  15. Wyndham Dix says:

    ian3029 says:
    March 3, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    She is a former acolyte of Turnbull.

    From her own mouth on the campaign trail.

  16. Ozman says:

    Sinclair Davidson says:
    March 3, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    Now they appear to have had a transformation. Craig has hardened. Flint has gone soft.

  17. Crossie says:

    Sinclair Davidson says:
    March 3, 2021 at 12:09 pm
    Nicole Flint is solid – I well believe she was hounded out of the party by Liberal moderates.

    Without a doubt. This fish rots from the head, ScoMo could have stood up for her or directed his media people to make noise in her support yet he remained disinterested.

  18. Tony Thomas says:

    The full history of Nicolle Flint’s persecution is here
    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2020/08/the-abcs-slip-is-showing/

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