The Liberals have just handed Labor the federal election.
Before the drama of this week unfolded the next election was always going to be a tough fight for the Liberals.
External polls had them slightly behind Labor, internal polls slightly in front – but regardless they were in the race to the point it wouldn’t have been an embarrassing defeat.
But now, regardless of the outcome at midday, the race isn’t even a race.
Instead Peter Dutton and co are effectively handing out the water and oranges to Labor as they run past.
The main question on everyone’s lips is why this is even happening.
How do we have two leadership spills in one week?
Anyone under the age of 30 has never voted in a federal election and witnessed a prime minister last a full term.
The answer is power and ideologies.
Dutton has made it clear he wants the Liberals to move closer to the right than centre , which he says the party has done of late.
Instead this push of ideals has created a greater disengagement between politicians and voters.
Politicians are paid to lead our country on our behalf.
Not squabble like school children and ask their peers to pick sides.
As a country we deserve better.
We deserve stable leadership. Leadership isn’t in one person – it’s the entire party that forms government.
The Liberals, at the moment, are only focused on navel-gazing.
Not once has the people of Australia been considered in their tantrums, collusion and power games.
The exact same thing could be said with Rudd versus Gillard.
It’s useless calling for calm or a stable government. We’re not going to see anything resembling this until after the next election.
In the meantime, grab the popcorn, a front row seat next to Bill Shorten and enjoy Australia’s own version of Hunger Games.