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Malcolm and the Malcontents? Naming Malcolm’s new crossbench party

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The latest news is that Hockey will in fact challenge, and Malcolm has called a press conference. As I suggested myself on Friday, there is a bit of speculation – Christopher Joye, picked up with relish by LP,  Bernard Keane, and John Quiggin – that Turnbull could starts his own party, a right wing, pro-climate change, classical liberal/socially progressive/free market party. John Hewson would probably sign on, and given that he once talked about starting a party with Meg Lees, maybe she would sign up as well.

Malcolm and the Malcontents is my boss’s favourite.

The Liberal Democrats is already taken, by a slightly fringe-y libertarian party. The Liberal Republicans? I had suggested ‘Progressive Liberals’ or ‘Fraser Liberals’, but I don’t find either particularly catchy. What should it be?

Written by Francis

November 30, 2009 at 3:28 pm

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  1. I believe the Liberty and Democracy party attempted to register as the Liberal Democratic party and was knocked back by the electoral commission, so that certainly isn’t an option.


    December 1, 2009 at 12:10 pm

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