Retri­bu­tion, Julie

The West Australian - - LETTERS -

The spite­ful du­plic­i­tous be­hav­iour we are now wit­ness­ing from Julie Bishop is lit­tle dif­fer­ent from that seen in 2015 when she strode the halls of Par­lia­ment with Mal­colm Turn­bull. That was at the time of the coup against Tony Ab­bott. Bishop has, with Turn­bull, been com­plicit in de­stroy­ing the con­ser­va­tive side of pol­i­tics for the Lib­eral-Na­tion­als coali­tion.

The fact that she is seen as aloof, a so­cialite, and ro­botic is purely self-in­flicted.

She has been crit­i­cal of Ab­bott for speak­ing out from the back­bench.

How­ever, at least Ab­bott’s in­ter­ven­tions and con­tri­bu­tions have been about pol­icy. Bishop’s is about retri­bu­tion.

It has been a big week in sport, par­tic­u­larly where dummy spitting is con­cerned. Sorry, Julie, you’re run­ner-up. John Bandy, Scar­bor­ough

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