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Tony, Nigel, and the older voter

Could there be method in the madness of Tony Abbott’s list of politically incorrect ‘gaffes’?

28 March 2015

9:00 AM

28 March 2015

9:00 AM

‘Let them eat cake,’ is the comment which is supposed to have guaranteed Marie Antoinette a seat on the guillotine express. It may be a tad soon to cite Tony Abbott’s reference to ‘lifestyle choices’ as an example of what the late Christopher Hitchens called the tumbrel remark. But it’s doubtful whether anything the Prime Minister has said or done in recent weeks has triggered more demands for his head.

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Simon Collins is a regular contributor to The Spectator Australia.

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