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John Hewson We are in the mud

Whether or not Scott Morrison can engineer the miracle of his second coming on May 21, he will leave significant negatives in terms of the Liberal Party and public policy in our country. The standard of political debate, and the respectability and responsibility of candidates, has nosedived to its murkiest levels. We are there – we are in the mud. The Liberal Party will need to be re-created, in much the same scenario as Robert Menzies first created it – out of his dislike for, and disappointment in, the United Australia Party. Menzies had assumed leadership of the UAP…