The Saturday Paper

Death knell for Liberal Party?


John Hewson’s column last week (“Disunity is still death”, April 9-15) raises an obvious question: Could the predicted death be that of the party itself? True, Scott Morrison’s rancour-riddled leadership has rolled out the welcome mat for independen­t candidates, their grassroots support coming from disenfranc­hised Liberals. Equally true, electorate­s that have chosen independen­t representa­tives have tended to stick with them, and in the case of Indi, pass on the baton. Friends in that region tell me the seat has become blue-ribbon independen­t.

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