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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Media Release

Hodgman paves way for radical right-wing takeover

Scott Bacon MP is Shadow Treasurer

• Premier failing to lead Government
• Ferguson, Abetz taking charge of agenda

Shadow Treasurer Scott Bacon said today that the Premier has checked out, leaving the radical right-wing of the Liberal Party to set the agenda.

“The Premier has lacked the enthusiasm to lead the state for a while now,” Mr Bacon said.

“You’re more likely to see him taking selfies on the Great Wall of China or at the Melbourne Cup than talking about what our state needs to keep healthy and grow jobs.

“While the Premier is asleep at the wheel, the spiteful elements have seized their opportunity.

“The intervention of Michael Ferguson and Eric Abetz over the past couple of days is no coincidence.

“This faction of the Liberals is pushing their hardline, conservative agenda into Tasmanian households.

“It’s time the Premier started acting like he wants to be Premier. He needs to tell these destructive, divisive and offensive voices that their views are not welcome in a modern Tasmania.

“Without a strong statement denouncing these views, the public can only assume his leadership is on borrowed time.”

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3 Comments

  1. Chris

    November 26, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Yep, the leader of this funded PubFederalLiberal party is led by one ticket wrangler, and it will destroy the ABC at his command.

    The one with the squinty eyes will waffle on, and claim that those who elected him will get their wish!

    Let’s fund a football team. It’s urgent, and it will be pursued because it’s a bogus need!

  2. Raylan Givens

    November 22, 2018 at 9:27 am

    “Without a strong statement denouncing these views, the public can only assume his leadership is on borrowed time.”

    No, unfortunately. The Premier is a more acceptable public face and he will be kept as a puppet.

  3. Raylan Givens

    November 22, 2018 at 9:22 am

    “This faction of the Liberals is its hard-line, conservative agenda into Tasmanian households.

    “It’s time the Premier started acting like he wants to be Premier. He needs to tell these destructive, divisive and offensive voices that their views are not welcome in a modern Tasmania.”

    Yes, this is what needs to be said, BUT, the passive aggressive preliminary work done by these people months or years previously has established a situation where those a bit higher up are beholden to them, or if not, are simply enjoying the ride. True leadership would govern for all sections of the community and pull these factions into line. Nothing short of a complete electoral route in the most emphatic way will send the right message.

    Its no different to the federal scene with the current coalition government. The attempt at creating the “daggy dad” persona of Scott Morrison is an attempt to put a more presentable face to an extremely ugly, bitter and angry set of ideals. You’re either with us or against us, and if we can’t get out way, we’ll burn the house down on the way out.

    These are not rational people.

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