25 January 2005
I would like to join Tim Dunlop in announcing I will not run for the opposition leadership. Although the party is in a god-awful mess I have decided to do absolutely nothing to try and change that by questioning the approach of the present leadership. It is vital that everyone else not run for anything either so we can unite the party by talking about absolutely nothing. Ideally, no labor candidates should run for parliament at the next election to ensure there is no disunity when no-one gets elected. Audio of my press conference is available here.
Posted by Alan at 10:49:00 am
24 January 2005
Kevin Rudd has decided the best way to prove he has the courage to be opposition leader is to get off at Redfern. Jenny Macklin, despite her contribution to the Latham disaster will quietly continue to do whatever it is she's been doing since she became deputy leader. The factions and the fixers will congratulate themselves on how well they've handled the whole thing. About the only consolation is that it would be politically difficult for the Man of Steel to take advantage of his 67% approval and call an early election.
Posted by Alan at 7:02:00 pm