Libs seek inquiry

FEDERAL POLITICS:

Some rank-and-file members of the Liberal Party are pushing for an internal inquiry into strong rumours that both the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian are covert activists working for the Labor Party.

Numerous members of Liberal Party branches in Western Australia who did not wish to be identified said both Mr Morrison and Ms Berejiklian appeared to be engaged in a pattern of behaviour that was not serving the party’s interests.

“If they both aren’t spies for Labor, then they’re behaving like a comedic double act which is the only other explanation,” one branch member in Perth said.

“Just yesterday we saw both the Prime Minister and the NSW Premier work in tandem in  some sort of slapstick routine at an Australian Financial Review business summit to attack the border control practices imposed by other premiers, especially WA Premier Mike McGowan.

“Given how popular McGowan is and how his popularity has been fuelled by his border closure policies during the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems counter-productive to criticise him.

“It’s especially silly to do so in the week leading up to a WA state election where personal safety and the safety of the state is a key issue for voters.

“But we saw the same vaudeville routine in the Queensland election campaign leading up to the LNP’s massive defeat in that state last October.

“Both Morrison and Berejiklian attacked Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and her border closures and what happened? Her standing in the polls skyrocketed and she romped home on election day.

“You can bet the same will happen here in WA on Saturday.

“If this wasn’t so serious it would be funny. But we really need to find out if Morrison and Berejiklian are just plain stupid or are they double agents for the Labor Party intent on destroying state Liberal Parties?”

When quizzed, the branch member suggested former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull might be best to lead an inquiry because he would bring his legal skills and independent viewpoint to the role.