Plots and prayers : Malcolm Turnbull's demise and Scott Morrison's ascension

Plots and prayers : Malcolm Turnbull's demise and Scott Morrison's ascension
Savva, Niki
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  • Published: 2019
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In an enthralling sequel to her bestselling The Road to Ruin, Niki Savva reveals the inside story of a bungled coup that overthrew the Liberal prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and installed a surprise successor, Scott Morrison, who went on to take the party to a miraculous electoral victory. On 21 August 2018, 35 Liberal MPs cast their vote against Malcolm Turnbull, effectively signalling the end of his leadership. Three days later, the deed was done, and Scott Morrison was anointed prime minister. Tony Abbott’s relentless campaign of destabilisation, helped along by his acolytes in the parliament and by his powerful media mates, the betrayals of colleagues, and the rise of the religious right - climaxing in Peter Dutton's challenge - all played a part in Turnbull’s downfall. But so did Turnbull’s own poor political judgement. He was a good prime minister and a terrible politician. The good bits of Malcolm were not enough to make up for the bad Malcolm. Nevertheless, the sheer brutality of his removal left many Liberals aghast. MPs were traumatised or humiliated by eight days of madness. Men and women cried from sheer anguish. They went through hell, and feared when it was over that they would not make it back - and nor would the Liberal Party. As it turned out, redemption came with Morrison’s unexpected single-handed 2019 election victory. Turnbull’s road ended in ruins, as it was always bound to and as he always knew it would, as he predicted to Niki Savva less than three years before it happened. But when his end was imminent, he could not bear to let go. And when it was over, he was defiant, fragile - and, yes - vengeful. This is the inside story of what happened - and what happened next.

Related Subjects

Politicians--Australia.
Political leadership--Australia--21st century.
Politicians--Australia--Attitudes.
Political parties--Australia--21st century.
Elections--Australia--2019.
Political campaigns--Australia--21st century.

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ISBN:

9781925849189 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Savva, Niki,

Title:

Plots and prayers : Malcolm Turnbull's demise and Scott Morrison's ascension / Niki Savva.

Variant title:

Malcolm Turnbull's demise and Scott Morrison's ascension

Publication Info:

Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

397 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

still image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Personal subject:

Turnbull, Malcolm, 1954-

Personal subject:

Morrison, Scott.

Corporate subject:

Liberal Party of Australia.

Corporate subject:

Australia. Parliament--Elections, 2019.

Subject term:

Politicians--Australia.

Subject term:

Political leadership--Australia--21st century.

Subject term:

Politicians--Australia--Attitudes.

Subject term:

Political parties--Australia--21st century.

Subject term:

Elections--Australia--2019.

Subject term:

Political campaigns--Australia--21st century.

Geographic term:

Australia--Politics and government--21st century.

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