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