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SOPS 31st Jan 2015 08:38

Newman appears to have lost his seat.

Worrals in the wilds 31st Jan 2015 08:55

From Sky, state wide;
LNP 39.4%
ALP 39.4%
GRN 8.8%
IND whatever's left :\.

Sure seats (Sky's assumption, not declared as such):
LNP 25
ALP 34
IND 5

There are 89 seats in the House.

chuboy 31st Jan 2015 09:11

Mal Brough urged to challenge Tony Abbott for leadership

The plot thickens :suspect:

Pinky the pilot 31st Jan 2015 09:19

Ah well, perhaps Queensland, and quite possibly Australia as a whole need another period of Labor profligacy and incompetence to really bring the message home that you cannot spend more than you earn.:*

Pity it took Liberal/National incompetence (and arrogance) to bring such a situation about though.:rolleyes:

And how much further damage will be done as a result?:sad:

Worrals in the wilds 31st Jan 2015 09:27


Pity it took Liberal/National incompetence (and arrogance):rolleyes:
And that's what's happened. If they hadn't been so awful they would have won this term easily. Despite Brisbane being Labor, Queensland has usually been overall conservative over the past fifty years. They effed up, big time. Let that be a lesson to the federal government...

From Sky; Newman has just conceded Ashgrove via a phone call to Jones. George Brandis looks like he needs a stiff drink.

chuboy 31st Jan 2015 09:28


Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot (Post 8847448)
Ah well, perhaps Queensland, and quite possibly Australia as a whole need another period of Labor profligacy and incompetence to really bring the message home that you cannot spend more than you earn.:*

Pity it took Liberal/National incompetence (and arrogance) to bring such a situation about though.:rolleyes::

Agreed. A very sad state of affairs politically indeed when you could even conceive of a government losing an election after one term, with a 71-seat margin :ugh:

Has Labor improved significantly since they were bulldozed at the last election? Probably not, and yet here we are. Take your pick from a bowl of rotten fruit.

Takan Inchovit 31st Jan 2015 09:30


Has Labor improved significantly since they were bulldozed at the last election? Probably not, and yet here we are. Take your pick from a bowl of rotten fruit.
My nuts in a thought shell. :(

SOPS 31st Jan 2015 09:31

I hate to say this, it maybe a state election, but this result is going to have huge ramifications for Tony Abbott.

Ethel the Aardvark 31st Jan 2015 09:36

Don't you just love the way the people speak in a democracy.

I think I would prefer Dum Dum than Brough believe it or not. Isn't Pyne good buddies with Brough. Beware the eides of March!

Worrals in the wilds 31st Jan 2015 09:40


Has Labor improved significantly since they were bulldozed at the last election?
Yes, IMO.
Have the LNP been incredibly disappointing?
Also yes, IMO.

but this result is going to have huge ramifications for Tony Abbott.
Feel free to drop Brandis a line, because at the moment denial is a river in Egypt, even though his two fellow on-air Libs (including Albretsen's partner whatshisname) are agreeing with you.

Whatever the final outcome, it's a simple message for the federal government and any other government from either side of politics (and a message the Qld ALP under Blight copped loudly and clearly from the electorate);
Don't be a bunch of liars, and don't be a bunch of arrogant c:mad:ts.
To quote the insurance loving Meerkats, Seemples. :rolleyes:

Pinky the pilot 31st Jan 2015 09:41


but this result is going to have huge ramifications for Tony Abbott.
Yes; It just might make the (expletive deleted) wake up, stop being such a stupid (further expletive deleted) and actually govern like a Prime Minister who was elected with a fairly large majority; ie actually keep a few promises he made!:*:mad:

Pinky the pilot is now going to retire to bed. He has had quite enough to drink tonight!!:= BTW< Worrals, how are ya?

Takan Inchovit 31st Jan 2015 09:44


To quote the insurance loving Meerkats, Seemples.
But please dont comparethem.com

SOPS 31st Jan 2015 09:55

ABC is calling it for Labor, this is simply incredible.

Takan Inchovit 31st Jan 2015 09:56

Perhaps more people listen to Alan Jones than meets the eye?

Worrals in the wilds 31st Jan 2015 10:06

Nah, worse than that. They listened to Newman! :eek:
2-3% is the usual 'Jones' effect according to people who spend too much time following elections. Not 10%; that takes real political ineptitude.
Personally I think a lot of people were amused by Jones, but didn't listen too hard. Needless to say the Sky Team are currently disagreeing with me.

Maybe the federal Libs need to buy a bunch of I'm NOT With Stupid t-shirts.
Queensland Election: 'I'm with stupid' t-shirt man's lawyer says arrest unjustified

Edit: More Brandis magic on Sky... 'Everyone' wants Tony Abbott to succeed. He's plucked! Brandis is plucked. If they keep it up, the government is plucked. Federally the Coalition have a much smaller majority than the LNP did in Queensland, but even with that historic majority Queensland is now going to bed unsure who'll be running the joint.
Newman and Abbott have a lot more in common than Brandis et al would like to admit, even to themselves.

LNP 40.2
ALP 38.6
GRN 8.5

A lot rides on how many Greens preferenced (and who to; Qld Green voters preference LNP at low but valid rates).
Total swing is currently 11.6 to the ALP.

parabellum 31st Jan 2015 10:13


Has Labor improved significantly since they were bulldozed at the last election?
As I said earlier, shame that the Australian people, as a whole, can accept all the good news, ignore the fact that they are being mortgaged out of existence by the ALP but can't handle the medicine when an effort is made to get the ship back on course. Seriously sad.

Takan Inchovit 31st Jan 2015 10:17

I pity the young people looking for jobs now and the older ones trying to hold on. (I mean real jobs, not govt handout positions)

Worrals in the wilds 31st Jan 2015 10:22


I pity the young people looking for jobs now and the older ones trying to hold on. (I mean real jobs, not govt handout positions)
Queensland had a low jobless rate until the LNP got in. :yuk:

parabellum 31st Jan 2015 10:29

Be fair Worrals, as the figures will show, just like all Labour governments, be they state or federal, just about the first thing they do, on gaining office, is to double the size of the civil service, why?

bosnich71 31st Jan 2015 10:29

Worrals .... maybe many of the jobs were as, Takan says, government supplied. Or should that be taxpayer supplied.


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