Turnbull a rank political betrayer
If ever there was a skerrick of doubt that to Malcolm Turnbull the Liberal Party was nothing more than a convenient and dispensable vehicle to allow him to indulge his consuming narcissism, his despicable conduct since his removal has entirely put that doubt to rest.
Having resigned his seat in the clear hope it fell to Labor and destroyed the Liberal Government he has scurried off the New York to sate his revenge from afar.
Turnbull’s lobbying of his former colleagues to cross the floor to vote with Labor to refer Peter Dutton’s eligibility to sit in the Parliament under Section 44 of the Constitution is a starkly naked view of his soul.
Dutton has legal advice from a former solicitor-general and an eminent QC that he is eligible to sit in the Parliament.
The current Solicitor-General has opined that Dutton is “not incapable” of sitting in Parliament.
The question of Dutton’s eligibility was never questioned by Turnbull during his time as prime minister. He has never sought the legal advice that Dutton holds.
Moreover, when the matter was the subject of a Labor vote in the Parliament, Turnbull as prime minister and Julie Bishop as his deputy both supported Dutton’s eligibility, voting against the motion.
Turnbull’s Damascene moment, which has led to his crusade to have Dutton referred to the High Court, came during the leadership week when Dutton became a candidate.
Turnbull’s wretched and unrelenting campaign to hand government over to the Labor Party is utterly inconceivable to any right-thinking person.
Can there be a greater betrayal of the Liberal Party and its ordinary members, who unselfishly give so much without thought of reward other than for the election of a Liberal government?
Can there be any greater betrayal of voters who, in faith and trust, cast a Liberal vote for a Liberal government?
Noel Crichton-Browne, Leighton
Factual ABC’s facts
I agree wholeheartedly with Peter Hall (Letters, 11/09).
The ABC reports facts. It seems to me that conservatives think that facts are biased to the Left and complain about the ABC when they don’t hear what they want to hear.
Not agreeing with what is being said, doesn’t make it biased. Making vague,unsubstantiated complaints about prejudice at the ABC doesn’t make it so. James Valentine, Waikiki