My Latest Twitter Updates

  • MT: I will be standing tomorrow. #
  • MT says Hockey told him he would vote against a spill motion. #
  • Turnbull refusing to "make life easy" for the media… tells them to ask Hockey who he supports. #
  • Turnbull repeating his arguments about ETS negotiations…. #
  • MT asked what he thinks of how Hockey is behaving… #
  • MT: I'm not going to run a commentary on Mr. Hockey… #
  • MT asked if he believes he has the numbers… Yes #
  • RT @jamesmassola: Turnbull is still confident – chutzpah personified – smiling and answering questions #spill #
  • MT: The ETS was the policy of the Howard government… I was the minister… #
  • MT asked about Latham comparisons in relation to his Oakes interview yesterday… I'll leave you to run the commentary. #
  • MT: The Liberal Party has to be a party of today and tomorrow… you cannot be a policy-free zone on climate change and be credible. #
  • Journalist asking an absurd question about opposing the ETS being an ETS policy… #
  • RT @AndrewBartlett: Watching Turnbull – he's much better when he switches from being a smartarse to arguing his case #spill #
  • Turnbull not giving an inch. #spill #
  • Oakes: Who initiated this morning's meeting? MT: We actually had one on the weekend buy no-one knew about it. #
  • Q: Is this just about the ETS? MT: Primarily a policy issue – public overwhelmingly expects action on climate change. #
  • Turnbull concludes with a repeat of his line about the Liberal Party adhering to its commitments. #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: bravura performance. he may be gone soon but joe will require plastic explosives #spill #
  • So Hockey is voting against the spill and is therefore not challenging Turnbull but will contest the ballot if the spill is carried. #
  • This just proves that Hockey is fundamentally gutless and dissembling. Well done, Minchin. #
  • @G_Parker Unless I mis-heard it, in the absence of a specific alternative policy, it is surely absurd to attack MT for backing his deal. in reply to G_Parker #
  • @creatingorder No, if he was "not challenging" he wouldn't be running around with the climate sceptics doing deals about the leadership. in reply to creatingorder #
  • @creatingorder That comment was ironic… see the sentence prior to it. He's already behaving as Minchin's puppet. in reply to creatingorder #
  • @creatingorder It's a bit like Bob Hawke saying he didn't have blood on his hands when Hayden "voluntarily" stood down… in reply to creatingorder #
  • Is Hockey going to have the guts to front the media today and admit that he isn't really supporting Turnbull at all? #
  • @creatingorder I know! Happens to me all the time. in reply to creatingorder #
  • Wasted talent – http://bit.ly/4qp2zu – a very thoughtful and intelligent assessment of Turnbull and politics generally from Christopher Joye #
  • The country needs Joe Hockey, Michael Johnson tells #PMAgenda. "This is the time for giants to step up". There are no words. #
  • Notice in the past couple of days the new spin from the the right-wingers: we're not really climate sceptics at all, we just don't like ETS. #
  • RT @thetowncrier: The doyen: @michellegrattan says Hockey is thin-skinned, unenergetic & can't think innovatively. http://is.gd/57qV1 #
  • RT @mishaschubert: Grahame Morris says the Libs will have a new leader and it will be Joe. Says MT throwing around napalm & agent orange. #
  • Morris: There's a way to exit the stage with grace and good-will, Morris says on #PMgenda. Cites MT's experiences with Packer, Whitlam, ARM. #
  • I just caught up with Moir's marvellous cartoon: http://bit.ly/5KvrYl #
  • @Pollytics He can't declare tonight because he isn't "challenging" tomorrow. We now have proof he's intellectually bankrupt. in reply to Pollytics #
  • RT @samanthamaiden: @pollytics hockey can't declare yet if his figleaf is he's not supporting spill #spill #
  • Good grief… I go out for a few hours and everything changes… #
  • RT @David_Speers reports: Tony Abbott will throw his hat into the ring against Malcolm Turnbull http://twaud.io/rNY #
  • RT @BernardKeane: "Give me lucky generals,"-Napoleon. Turnbull going to finally show he can be as lucky in politics as in law & business? #
  • So, if I've got this right, Hockey's negotiations with the Minchinites have broken down over a free vote on the ETS… #
  • Abbott declares he's still in the race… the Minchinites have been well and truly flushed out… will this give the moderates pause? #
  • Speers on #PMAgenda talking of a 3-way contest now – but is the spill motion in doubt or they are all so pissed off with Turnbull? #
  • Now that I've seen Abbott, it's clear. Abbott is fighting a rear-guard action against the deal Hockey has stitched up… #
  • Haven't seen Macfarlane's interview on 7.30 yet but it looks like he's mounting the case very effectively. #
  • Speers on @SkyNewsAust predicts Turnbull will be knocked out first in a 3-way contest. Hockey vs Abbott in these circumstances hard to pick. #
  • This is a salutary lesson for Hockey on the perils of supping with the crazies. #spill #
  • RT @Colvinius: As far as I'm concerned @lyndalcurtis is the hero of the night. She and I are about to go again with Perth update PM #
  • RT @Colvinius: Remember, @abcmarkscott, when you admonished me not to tweet during PM? Afraid I've broken some rules the last few days …. #
  • @thewetmale I'm doing it from Melbourne… obviously we're both equally sad! in reply to thewetmale #
  • PM Update streaming here: http://bit.ly/4J0aQF #
  • @Colvinius quoting "Soap": "Confused? Don't be." Hehehe. #
  • @lyndalcurtis says Abbott has given new meaning to the word "defiance"… #
  • Abbott says the ETS legislation is a policy issue, not a conscience issue. And he's right. Hockey again exposed as a lightweight. #
  • Did Ian Macfarlane really say Turnbull sometimes forgets to stroke people's egos as he "moves forward"? Where's Don Watson? #
  • RT @michellegrattan: who would know what's happening in the Liberal party? can they find a way to make tomorrow madder than today? Probably. #
  • A party both united and divided – http://bit.ly/5zsxL4 -it's not who you think… #
  • ON NOW: Laura Tingle talking to Phillip Adams about the Liberals: http://bit.ly/5swE63 #
  • TIngle jokes about the hardliners getting upset about a free vote on the ETS: "They might lost it!" #spill #
  • Adams: Does Hockey have enough political bottom for the job? Tingle: He's always struck me as having risen without trace. #spill #
  • Tingle argues the free vote option is good strategy because it leaves the hardliners with nowhere to go if they lose it. #spill #
  • @qlder It's not just the parliamentary vote – it would be a public listing of every Liberal MP which might undercut the hardliners position. in reply to qlder #
  • Adams asks about Turnbull's post-leadership prospects – Tingle suggests a job with the UN. #spill #
  • Phillip Adams reminds of the other madness of the day, Fielding's call for a climate change Royal Commission under Garnaut and Plimer. #
  • RT @jamesmassola: Se. Gary Humphries says it's not certain hockey will win. #lateline #
  • Humphries assumes there are enough votes to get the ETS through the Senate tomorrow. #lateline #
  • Kevin Andrews still a possible leadership candidate, according to @DanielleCronin #spill #
  • RT @annabelcrabb: Wag work tomorrow AM, join Cassidy, Uhlmann, Simkin & me on ABC1 9am for all the aching thrills of #spill #
  • @annabelcrabb Any boss who sacks someone for not turning up to work tomorrow is a bum! #
  • RT @jamesmassola: Not sure how Johnson believes in climate change but thinks an Ets should not happen. #spill #lateline #
  • Tony Jones pings the reality that this was always about getting rid of Turnbull. Johnson slip-sliding. #lateline #
  • RT @howespaul: God bless Michael Johnson on #Lateline – proving why sometimes it's wise to reject interview requests even when you're a bb. #
  • RT @theburgerman: btw, a 'sneak peek' of just one of tomorrow's headlines: http://yfrog.com/4ezb2j #spill #
  • Coorey in SMH says Abbott's first decision as leader was to hold a secret ballot on the ETS – http://bit.ly/7H1Nxz #spill #
  • Turnbull press conference beginning now…. #
  • Turnbull: I've congratulated Abbott … he has big challenge ahead of him and all Austs wish him well… #
  • Turnbull: There will be no by-election in Wentworth #
  • Turnbull: Lucy and I will consider whether to run for Wentworth in the general election. #
  • Turnbull: I will not make myself available for the front bench. #
  • Turnbull: If the legislation is voted down this week it will be a double dissolution trigger… yes, this will be catastrophic for the party #
  • Turnbull resisting invitations to comment on Abbott… #
  • RT @theburgerman: Turnbull: disappointed in change in leadership, disappointed in change in policy. #
  • Turnbull asked about Senate backbenchers having the courage of their convictions to cross the floor… says he has always acted that way. #
  • RT @PeterBlackQUT: RT @jeremyhore: http://twitpic.com/rmy86 – News.com.au announces Joe Hockey as new Liberal Leader. Good work guys! #spill #
  • Sky says the informal vote had "No" written on it… #spill #
  • RT @theburgerman: Fran Bailey hospitalised on the weekend and couldn't fly to the party room. #
  • RT @NationalTimesAU: Tony Abbott won because he stood for something: http://bit.ly/5jvW4b #
  • RT @BernardKeane: Mirabella and Bronwyn sitting together grinning. Get used to it. #
  • RT @BernardKeane: Jensen here as well. All the trogs have come out to play. #
  • The Leader of the Federal Opposition, Tony Abbott, has started his press conference… #
  • Abbott: humbled, proud, exhilarated… obviously some wounds that need to be healed… I will do my best to be consultative, collegial. #
  • Abbott: pays tribute to Turnbull… sometimes sparring partners but mostly friends… he has shone in adversity… #
  • Abbott: This ETS legislation, an energy taxation scheme, deserves rigourous scrutiny by the parliament… #

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