Based on an article by Paul Bungiorno
Mrs Bishop apparently believes she, as a member of the born to rule party she is entitled to any luxury she deems appropriate.
Not that you would get a whiff of this reality from the Prime Minister’s performance at a press conference announcing the news. You would think that a national hero had done the unselfish thing for the good of us all. A martyr to the institution had been forced from office to save its good name.(what a load of rubbish)
Any way that certainly was the way the delusional member for Mackellar framed it in her farewell statement.
“I have not taken this decision lightly, however it is because of my love and respect for the institution of parliament and the Australian people that I have resigned as Speaker.”
This would be from the same person who trashed even the pretence of a Speaker being an impartial guardian of the parliament’s reputation as the expression of our democracy. Not the Liberal Party’s good name, but the parliament’s.
Close to 400 Labor MPs were evicted. A record.
PM John Howard used to say, you can’t legislate to make dishonest people obey the rules.