Morrison likes to portray himself as the jokey blokey.
This is especially so now, as his attempts come to light to undermine the Westminster System underpinning our democracy. I refer, of course, to his establishment, shrouded in as much secrecy as he could conjure up, of a shadow government where he, as ‘president’, got to control multiple important portfolios. Portfolios held already by the very ministers he had appointed, ministers who for the most part didn’t even know they were being shadowed.
No. He is not, as he would have it, a jokey blokey. While in office, he was the worst prime minister of Australia in my living memory and, arguably, the worst in the history of Australia. Even out of office, he is proving himself a clear and present danger to our democracy.
So don’t encourage him. Don’t allow yourself to be manipulated. Don’t laugh with him as he attempts to laugh away all his misdemeanors. Insist he be held to account for his outrageous behavior while in office.
We don’t need to see the likes of him again this side of doomsday.