The following article appeared in the Daily Telegraph 26 November 2017. It is also on Mark Latham’s Outsiders website. It is sound advice for Turnbull whose vanity will be an immovable obstacle to following it. Latham could have added that the Liberal Party is in an existential crisis, and the only way it will survive will be to return to its Menzian origins. There is no one who embodies the spirit of Menzies’ original foundation than Tony Abbott. There is no one in the Liberal Party who possesses the same practical and theoretical knowledge of conservatism as Abbott. The conversation in the Liberal Party should not be how it can win the next election, but about how it will survive.
Turnbull’s Survival Depends Upon Abbott
After 40 years of being involved in politics, it’s still possible to witness amazing events.
On Saturday I was at the Australian Christian Nation Association conference in Burwood, in Sydney’s inner-west.
The keynote speaker was Tony Abbott, for whom the crowd went crazy, treating him like a political rock-star.
I’ve never seen anything like it.
With hundreds packed into the room, he received three standing ovations and a wild outpouring of love.