Labor braces for a perfect power storm

The carbon price will have little impact on rising energy prices, but that's unlikely to get in the way of a successful Abbott blame game. And with Labor's electoral prospects looking increasingly grim, the carbon price might not see 2015.

The backroom people in the Labor Party must now realise that a series of almost irreversible forces are combining to increase the danger of an Anna Bligh style disaster if a federal election is held around the scheduled date late in 2013.

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