Labor Leader LOLz

By DeusExMacintosh

Rudd vs Gillard

Kevin Rudd has confirmed he will stand against Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Monday’s Labor Party leadership ballot.

He would ”restore the trust” of the Australian people that she had lost, he told a news conference in Brisbane.

Ms Gillard, who ousted him as prime minister in June 2010, called the vote following weeks of speculation that he would challenge her for the top job. Speaking in Melbourne after Mr Rudd, she asked colleagues for support, stressing she was the right choice.

The ballot is to be conducted at 10:00 on Monday (23:00 GMT Sunday). It follows weeks of infighting over the leadership.

Mr Rudd resigned as foreign minister late on Tuesday, prompting Ms Gillard to call the leadership ballot a day later.

BBC News

5 Comments

  1. kvd
    Posted February 27, 2012 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    That vehicle looks like a great metaphor for the Labor Party of late. Which is a shame really, because it’s probably zero emission – even if it was “moving forward”.

  2. Posted February 27, 2012 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Ahh, this issue makes me lol.

    I wonder;
    1: How many people ‘clammouring’ for a leadership contest were Labor supporters, and how many were Coalition/Liberal supporters?
    2: Would Rudd have challenged for the leadership if Gillard hadn’t called the spill?
    3: Would Gillard have called the spill if the media hadn’t hyped up the issue based on ‘weeks of speculation’
    4: Was there really any consideration by people who matter about a spill, or did that consideration come solely from the media or from other political interests?

  3. Mel
    Posted February 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Beaker does look a little like Julia.

  4. derrida derider
    Posted February 28, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Back in my student New Left days decades ago the slogan was “Whoever you vote for a politician gets in”. It went along with the other line that “If voting ever changed anything it would be illegal”.

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