A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Monday, September 03, 2007

ALP heading for landslide?

Good news from Down Under. Labor has opened up what The Australian is calling a "crushing lead" over John Howard's Coalition government.

The ALP is on 51% vs. 37% for the Coalition in the latest opinion poll. After transfers from minor parties, the "two-party preferred vote" is 59%-41%.

An election is expected by the end of the year.


Anonymous hovedan said...

my friend, a Brit, but who has been resident in Oz for 10 years, and retains his support for left of centre politics, tells me that the current situation over there reminds him of the UK in 1997 - and i think we know what happened then. So good luck to our social democratic Labor colleagues in Australia.

10:10 pm, September 03, 2007

Anonymous L Patterson said...

Maybe Tony Blair will apply for the job of Leader. Mind you, he'd have to learn to drink a bit more and to engage in "inappropriate behaviour" in strip clubs.

12:50 am, September 04, 2007

Anonymous pregethwr said...

Rudd as foreign guest at conference?

If he's going to win big...

10:14 am, September 04, 2007

Blogger Chris Paul said...

Meanwhile a little closer to home ... Guido, the fearless freedom fighter is running a so-old internet story and a map from Reporters Sans Frontieres without even a click through to RSF. Slogan for the day Comrades: Intellectual property needs a minimum of a hat tip.

11:53 am, September 04, 2007

Anonymous Laura said...

Blair I believe did spend several years of his early life in Australia so maybe he retains a fondness for the country, hes certainly fond of at least one Australian (although I belive one who now has US citizenship).

If only Rudd had a different first name... Its not right to have a Kevin as a Prime Ministerputb

10:39 am, September 05, 2007

Blogger ian said...

Lets hope that the incoming Labour government get rid of the draconian right wing Industrial Relation laws that Howard brought in and not betray workers like Blair did, by keeping these anti TU laws in place.

12:57 pm, September 08, 2007


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