MPs go­ing rogue

Mercury (Hobart) - - LETTERS -

SORRY Greg Barns but aren’t Sue Hickey and Madeleine Ogilvie as bad as each other (“A matter of Sign­posts and Weather­cocks,” Talk­ing Point, De­cem­ber 2)? Both elected as mem­bers of Lib­eral and La­bor par­ties re­spec­tively and ex­pected to work with their side of pol­i­tics by the long suf­fer­ing vot­ers. In­stead Hickey and Ogilvie went rogue, with no man­date to jus­tify their bizarre de­ci­sions. Hickey is not a sign­post politi­cian Mr Barns. Just be­cause you like her flights of fancy. If she is a sign­post she would be per­ma­nently spin­ning in the breeze or per­haps just point­ing ver­ti­cally like a ques­tion mark. Ogilvie is not a weath­er­cock ei­ther, just an op­por­tunist. Vot­ers can see right through them.

Tim Beau­mont

Bat­tery Point

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