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The Hazards of Victorian Deakinite Liberalism

Andrew Norton, with a timely warning on the dangers of Victorian Deakinite liberalism for the Liberal Party:

Howard’s mix of populist conservatism and big-spending government has been a electoral winner - something free traders lament on both counts, but social liberals on only one. The danger for the Liberals is not the loss of Deakinites, it is the loss of the conservative working class if Costello takes over.

Those who saw the Prime Minister yesterday being mobbed by teenage girls shouting ‘You’re so cool!’ will appreciate why the Treasurer is so reliant on an archaeological dig in Ian McLachlan’s wallet to stake his claim.

posted on 11 July 2006 by skirchner in Politics

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