Idea for PM seems chaotic
IN REPLY to Steven Isles letter “Listen to the people on choosing our PM” ( TB, 12/ 10).
Steve, we are a little confused about your proposal.
You say you would like to see more stability in Australian politics and that we should do something about the enormous amount of squabbling that has been going in Canberra, concerning as to who is going to be our prime minister.
You state that the people should vote directly for the prime minister, yet still vote for the party members.
So, we could easily have a situation where a Liberal National Party man or woman gets elected by the people for prime minister, but the ALP wins the most federal seats or vice versa.
If you really want to see some first- rate squabbling, I can’t think of a better way to create it, mate. KEN KNUTH, Rangewood.