The Rudd-Turnbull coalition is dead – don’t revive it
Prof. David Flint
David Flint writes at Quadrant Online:
The Rudd-Turnbull Coalition has collapsed. Malcolm Turnbull went far too far with his claim that the party room supported rushing through the ETS to make Rudd look good at Copenhagen. Clearly they had not.
The story that he had commissioned a Frontier Economics report which demonstrated the cost of the ETS would be more than the government claimed, and did not show it to his backbench but to the government, has to be answered.
Everyone knows that the ETS will have absolutely no effect on the climate. The Liberal Party’s rank and file and its supporters were outraged and let MP’s and senators know. The argument that the Liberals should be frightened by the prospect of an ETS double dissolution or indeed election was universally judged unworthy. Read David Flint’s article.