by SEAN BURKE – PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has one late chance to save his career and his government. To do so, he must quickly win back his centre-Right support base.
While his shocking net-zero pledge may have impressed frenzied journalists and the nation’s political bubble, it lost him almost every conservative voter otherwise willing to offer him the benefit of their doubts.
The Liberal Prime Minister’s initial decision not to attend 2021’s Glasgow climate love-in was viewed as an act of political strength – a sign of personal conviction rarely seen since John Howard and Tony Abbott.
That Carrie-struck Boris Johnson and an activist prince convinced him to attend – and then commit to the Green’s agenda of industrial de-construction – sealed the deal for sensible Australian voters.
His polling numbers tanked almost immediately and, because traditional Liberal voters could no longer distinguish between Scott Morrison and his crazy Left opponents, they stopped caring who took government.
When both Parties share similar nation-destroying policies, passionate people disengage.
Mr Morrison had been provided no end of political warnings – but his headstrong attitude failed to alert him of the lessons of Western Australia and South Australia.
Both these State Liberal divisions went fully Left-wing woke – and, because of this, both lost so badly that only a politician could have misread it.
Mr Morrison has only a few days to save his career – and Australia – from perhaps the most radical Labor Party in living memory.
He should immediately renounce his net-zero policy. He should also withdraw all government involvement in the nation’s energy sector – and he should bend a knee and apologise to his support base.
The Prime Minister has pointlessly apologised to fickle women voters for acting like a political “bulldozer”.
He would do better by begging forgiveness of his Liberal Party base for becoming a blow-in-the-wind operative of global warming lobbyists.PC