A Coup By Any Other Name
They’re putting you through the fire,” I remarked to the prime minister on the first day of winter, 2010.
“Is my arse alight?” he replied.
It turns out it was.
A sitting prime minister was about to be thrown out of office. Not by the public, but by his own party. Democracy was having a coughing fit.
I had been told that Julia Gillard was not loyal, though I
Cory Bernardi, Conservative Warrior
All About Cory
“When you first come into this place, all the walls are blank, and after the first bonhomie’s done and people say hello, you’re left alone in your office with your clock, and I remember sitting here one night thinking that’s the sound of life ticking away,” says Bernardi. “That’s the very first thought I had, by myself in this place – that whilst it ticks away I’ll always tr