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Barnaby or Hanson?

By Everald Compton - posted Friday, 21 April 2017


The Angry Vote is growing throughout Australia and is doing so at an ever increasing pace as voters grow more and more disenchanted with a political establishment which is so appallingly out of touch with the aspirations of voters.

Currently, Angry Voters see Pauline Hanson as their only vehicle for protest, but most of them don't like her personally. She is simply a political convenience.

But, even if Turnbull and Shorten manage to destroy her, an event which is highly doubtful, the Angry Vote will remain and grow even faster.

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The fact is that all those disenchanted souls need a new political home, another knight in shining armour.

The only possible candidate is Barnaby Joyce.

This raises an unanswered question.

"Will Barnaby take the Nationals out of the coalition and claim his, and their, place in the sun?

Let me try to answer it this way.

Malcolm Turnbull is in the twilight of his life as Prime Minister and of his political career. He looks like a Prime Minister, has the intelligence to be Prime Minister and tries to act like the Prime Minister, but fails embarrassingly because he lacks political nous.

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His situation is irretrievable as 90% of voters believe that he stands for nothing except wanting to be Prime Minister.

But, he will lead the Liberals into the next Election because no one else has the numbers to replace him, certainly not Abbott.

He will lose badly and be replaced as Leader by Josh Frydenberg.

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Everald Compton is Chairman of The Longevity Forum, a not for profit entity which is implementing The Blueprint for an Ageing Australia. He was a Founding Director of National Seniors Australia and served as its Chairman for 25 years. Subsequently , he was Chairman for three years of the Federal Government's Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing.

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