Democ­racy dead if Ab­bott plan to take con­trol of top job suc­ceeds

The Courier-Mail - - LETTERS - Louen M. Wright, Wavell Heights

A.J. MACNAUGHTON (Let­ters, Sep 29) made some con­cern­ing as­ser­tions in re­gard to for­mer prime min­is­ter Tony Ab­bott.

Firstly, there is a pre­dic­tion that Ab­bott will re­turn as Lib­eral Party leader after the next elec­tion and that the Coali­tion will win. This seems at odds with what seems like a cam­paign by Ab­bott to en­sure a crush­ing de­feat.

Se­condly, Macnaughton as­serted that only Ab­bott knows “how to con­trol this coun­try”.

It seems democ­racy would be dead un­der an Ab­bott/Macnaughton Lib­eral gov­ern­ment.

This coun­try will never be con­trolled while we have the means to ex­press our views and vote.

Con­trol is not a word that should be used for peo­ple.

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