Abbott’s siege mentality could work

It’s clear Tony Abbott is putting defence and nationalism ahead of all other conservative concerns. That’s likely to strengthen his support at home, despite its inherent dangers.

Ever since Tony Abbott wrested leadership of the Liberal Party from Malcolm Turnbull in December 2009, there has been speculation and disquiet about what kind of conservatism he would deliver to Australia. In the current dispute with Indonesia, we are starting to find out. 

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