Anti-abortion NSW Liberals withdraw spill motion after federal Coalition MPs urge them not to move against Gladys Berejiklian. All the day’s events, live
It’s snowing in Canberra. But it’s still not as chilly as the NSW Liberal party room, where, six months after winning an election, and just a year a a bit after their federal colleagues said never again, Gladys Berejiklian leadership is under threat.
The spill doesn’t look like being successful, given the number of Liberal MPs who rushed to twitter to give their support to Berejiklian. But it does put the NSW government majority under threat. Because we all know that once these things start, they don’t stop.
So my advice, having yes, I have seen a number of these bills, I have seen them up close, I’ve seen how quickly they go from nothing to massive, so now the fate of the premier, who I believe should keep her job – it won’t matter if you change the premier and the bill still goes through, is in the hands of the upper house members, the MLC of the NSW parliament, and they if they choose to throw her off a cliff, then be it on their heads.”