Abbott is the Coalition’s sacrificial lamb

Tony Abbott looks set to face a storm of discontent when consumer costs rise in the first term of his government. And what will Malcolm Turnbull do then?

Could a Rhodes Scholar, former cabinet minister and one of the most successful Opposition leaders in Australian history also be a complete mug? A number of pieces are falling into place to suggest Tony Abbott will make history as a conservative prime minister, but not in any way he would like.

For some time I have pondered a curious shift in political events – namely, the turning of the political bull that is Malcolm Turnbull.

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