It’s been a traumatic weekend for the federal Liberal party. Their leader Turnbull is raging like the dying gun-toting gangster Tony Montana in the final scene of Scarface, the challenger Tony Abbott is staring down vicious sectarian attacks from party bigots and Joe Hockey is waiting in the wings. If he gets stage-fright, the numbers will be very tight as our exclusive head count reveals.
Joe Hockey looks set to announce his candidacy for the Liberal leadership. If he doesn’t, there’ll be many questioning his courage.