Andrew Bolt is asking readers if Turnbull took over the leadership of the Liberals if the party was still worth supporting. Well of course the answer is no. If this occurred the Nationals should withdraw from the Coalition altogether and present a viable national conservative choice at the next election. Turnbull would turn the Liberal Party into Labor-Lite. We would end up with two socialist democratic parties – a European style conspiracy of the politicians against the people where everyone agrees with everyone else.
Asked whether the Coalition agreement was conditional, Mr Truss said: “Well the Coalition agreement is between Tony Abbott and me.
“And that’s an agreement we submitted to the Governor-General so that she was able to commission the government.
“So that is an agreement between the Nationals and the Liberals but particularly an agreement between Tony Abbott as leader of the Liberal Party and me as leader of the Nationals.’’
He said there would have to be a “different agreement’’ if there was a different leader.
“But at this stage I don’t think that is likely to be an issue,’’ Mr Truss said.