In light of Kevin Andrews’ strong showing, with 42% of the party room behind his brave bid for party leadership, it’s clear that Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership is finished. Tony Abbott caused much disappointment by not chancing his arm. It leaves one name, whispered in corridors and on mobiles and it’s Nick Minchin.
Kevin Andrews will be challenging for the Liberal leadership. Will Malcolm Turnbull just ignore this and continue his Whitlamesque crash-through or crash approach as party leader or do the decent thing and resign?