Federal election 2016: its time for Malcolm to man up

Federal election 2016: its time for Malcolm to man up, by Dennis Shanahan.

Malcolm Turnbull has to man up and take responsibility for the Coalition’s clear loss in the 2016 election. So far, the Prime Minister has refused to accept even a modicum of an obvious share of the calamitous result. …

A refusal to admit a mistake only entrenches the Liberal leader’s arrogance and failure to recognise the backlash against the Coalition. …

This is not a matter of Turnbull becoming more “right wing” — it is a matter of the Liberals becoming more alert to what the elect­orate is asking.

It not “right” versus “left,” so much as “politically correct” versus “reality”. Our elites live in a politically correct land of make-believe, but increasingly the electorate are demanding they wake up and deal with the real world around us.