Danger for the Liberal Party coming from the right as well as the ‘teals’

Danger for the Liberal Party coming from the right as well as the ‘teals’

Opinion Danger for the Liberal Party coming from the right as well as the ‘teals’ The Liberal Party has fallen out of love with itself. It is evident; it is unmissable. But a divorce is not necessarily the right answer. The greatest challenge that the Liberal Party faces at this election is not the Labor Party, but the disaffection of former Liberals to the left – and the right. While comment has focused on the fear of moderate Liberals that a “teal wave” could dislodge many of the faction’s leading lights, turning the party over to the conservative faction, the danger of soft Liberal voters with other priorities peeling off to a range of non-teal minors is just as destabilising. Even a Liberal Party reduced to a conservative rump may …
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