John Stone

Budget notes

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Stealing Shorten’s shorts In 1845 Benjamin Disraeli said of Britain’s Tory Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel, that he had ‘caught…

Dis-con notes

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Decision time Recent events make it necessary for us Dis-Cons to ask where things now stand. Despite ever-mounting evidence against…

Dis-con notes

4 March 2017 9:00 am

The next abbott ministry (part ii) On November 19 (‘Dis-Con Notes: The Next Abbott Ministry’) I canvassed prerequisites for the…

Dis-con notes

2 March 2017 3:00 pm

The next abbott ministry (part ii) On November 19 (‘Dis-Con Notes: The Next Abbott Ministry’) I canvassed prerequisites for the…

Dis-con notes

19 November 2016 9:00 am

The next Abbott ministry Writing here on October 1 last, I said: ‘The Liberal Party now desperately needs a leader…

The recasting of conservatism

19 November 2016 7:26 am

Last month Paul Kelly wrote an interesting article about Britain’s future under its post-Brexit Prime Minister Theresa May, based on what he rightly called May’s “historic speech” to the then…

Dis-con notes

17 November 2016 3:00 pm

The next Abbott ministry Writing here on October 1 last, I said: ‘The Liberal Party now desperately needs a leader…

Dis-con notes

1 October 2016 9:00 am

How long, O Lord, how long? In ‘Del-Con Notes: Election Post-Mortem’ (06/08/16) I surveyed the Liberal Party catastrophe wrought by…

Dis-con notes

29 September 2016 1:00 pm

How long, O Lord, how long? In ‘Del-Con Notes: Election Post-Mortem’ (06/08/16) I surveyed the Liberal Party catastrophe wrought by…

DEL-CON NOTES

6 August 2016 9:00 am

With the House of Representatives composition now known, though with the Senate still to be finally decided, this note is…

Del-Con Notes – D-Day

27 June 2016 7:25 am

With the election only days away, it may be useful to re-state the modus operandi Del-Cons should bring to the…

Del-con notes

11 June 2016 8:00 am

After Turnbull, who? With three weeks to the election, and the government still labouring despite what should have been a…

Del-con notes

9 June 2016 1:00 pm

After Turnbull, who? With three weeks to the election, and the government still labouring despite what should have been a…

Budget notes

19 May 2016 1:00 pm

Rabbits, hats and a poke in the eye It is bad enough that the 2016-17 Budget contained so little of…

Del-con notes

12 May 2016 1:00 pm

With the Labor-lite Budget behind us and 49 days to the election, conservative Liberal voters – who Liberal Party pollster…