Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Here's what isn't happening - In Australia

There's a lot going on in the Liberal Party at the moment, and, indeed, on the Australian right. But here's what isn't happening. There isn't a burgeoning ideological split between conservatives and liberals. Climate change is not a stalking horse for social conservatism. And this isn't the old guard rebelling against the new guard. In both camps there are conservatives and liberals, seasoned parliamentarians, time-servers and first-termers.

Neither is this any sort of "Howard's revenge". It's a long bow to blame a schism within a party on the one leader who kept it together for a decade.
For the Liberal Party, the emissions trading scheme is a special case.
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