i think its close to a certainty that this happens before he gets kicked out of offfice. infact, the cynic in me wouldn't put it past him to knight himself.MB78 said:What are the odds of Tony knighting John Howard next year?
i was gonna ask "how could you not see that?" then i remembered that we actually voted him in :Sintiger said:It surprised me because I thought even Tony Abbott wasn't this stupid, naive and completely out of touch with the country. Seems I was wrong.
not sure how this knighthood system works, but as he's an american, i would assume he's not eligible?Baloo said:I'm shocked Rupert Murdoch wasn't given a knighthood
Mr Bloomberg will not be able to style himself "Sir Mike" because he is not a British citizen.
If he chooses, however, he can add the letters KBE to the end of his name to signify his membership as an honorary knight of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
There is no rosy in "we" when it comes to voting Abbott in. Interesting his staunchest supporters are very quiet about him these days.Ian4 said:....
i was gonna ask "how could you not see that?" then i remembered that we actually voted him in :
Murdoch not exactly quiet..some electronic graffiti from him on Twitter today..rosy23 said:Interesting his staunchest supporters are very quiet about him these days.
There's so much irony in his installation of leader of the LNP, firstly Peter Slipper tipped the scales in his favour ahead of Turnbull, Slipper then quietly slips away from the LNP and gives the ALP the numbers required to exercise executive powers. Roll on three years and Tony wins the election with rampant negativity (probably a suitable tactic at the time) but then expects the opposition to ditch the negativity in favour of a more pragmatic approach. He also expects the electorate to just excuse his litany of lies and jump aboard the Abbott Delorean and revisit the 1950's, a place where rich white males call the shots and women strike when the iron is hot. Let's not forget to mention Abbott's deep distrust of all things scientific, this is perhaps the most disturbing aspect of his leadership. I honestly cannot recall a PM so intent on dumbing down the political process, this also extends to his bizarre reliance on Peta Credlin, an unelected individual who seems to have inherited extraordinary powers.23.21.159 said:I have a theory that when the Libs voted Tony leader, they thought they had no chance of winning the next election. So, knowing that one's political career is pretty much over once one loses an election, rather than crucify the next-great-hope (whoever that might have been), they voted in Tony to take that loss (kind of like tanking if you will). But then the ALP went bananas being unable to decide who should be PM, and so Tony found himself in charge of the whole shooting match.
Sounds outrageous I know but it beggars belief that the Liberal Party voted him as leader in the first place. Even before he became PM, you could see he was as absolute clown.
And this is coming from someone who (although I haven't voted in an Aussie election for well over 20 years), would probably have called himself a conservative voter back then.