The Dutton insurgency was at least in part orchestrated and encouraged by Abbott, who is still licking his wounds over his own 2015 knifing. His long-plotted revenge against Malcolm Turnbull should have come to a head today, but it didn’t. His man didn’t get up.
Yes: he is visibly insanely pissed.
.@TonyAbbottMHR: We have lost the Prime Minister but there is still a government to save. That is what all of us will do our best to do now.
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) August 24, 2018
You will note that he does not congratulate ScoMo at any point. He is literally shaking. Three years of work at undermining Turnbull, and Malcolm’s man gets up. Tony has eaten a lot of shit today.
We’ve lost a prime minister but we still have a government to save. That is what we will all do our best to do now… we are the custodians of great political traditions.
Sorry Tony. More proof of your tactical brilliance…. gone, like dust in the wind.