Liberal Senator delivers damning assessment of Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership

Liberal Senator delivers damning assessment of Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership, by Joe Kelly.

Veteran Queensland Liberal Senator Ian Macdonald has vented his disappointment with Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership, arguing the 2015 switch from Tony Abbott was the beginning of a political “disaster.” …

He said while voters knew exactly what Tony Abbott and John Howard stood for, the electorate doesn’t know what Mr Turnbull stands for. …

“There’s no doubt about it — Malcolm is not seen as representing people in northern and regional Queensland,” Senator Macdonald said. “They see him as a city person with city values.” …

“It seems to a lot of people, a lot of people where I come from, Malcolm tries to pick the issues that everybody likes.

“But he doesn’t seem to understand that 60 per cent of those or a lot of those people who he’s appealing to are people who are never going to vote for us, never in a month of Sundays will they vote for us.

“Even if we give them everything they ask for, they will never vote for us. Whereas often the people on the other side of the argument are our traditional supporters and we are losing them to people like Hanson and Katter”

The Nationals are now distancing themselves from the Liberals, because the Liberals are too PC. They “want their corflutes to show Mr Joyce and not Mr Turnbull.”