Matthew Guy for Victorian Leader of the Opposition

And after that, for Premier. So here’s some positive news: Matthew Guy launching leadership coup to oust Michael O’Brien

FORMER opposition leader Matthew Guy will launch a sensational bid to overthrow Liberal leader Michael O’Brien.

Mr Guy’s camp was trying to convince Mr O’Brien to stand down over recent days but will now seek a vote of 31 Liberal MPs on the party leadership on Tuesday.

It is understood Mr Guy has strong backing within the partyroom and believes he has a solid majority to topple Mr O’Brien amid growing frustration about the Coalition’s inability to gain ground against Premier Daniel Andrews.

Liberal Party sources have told the Herald Sun that research indicates Mr O’Brien is driving votes to Labor and private polling shows “he will take the party backwards”.

In June, an independent poll commissioned by the Herald Sun showed onefifth of voters had not heard of Mr O’Brien and 63 per cent of those surveyed would prefer to see Mr Guy back in the job.

The only bit hard to believe is that four fifths of voters actually had heard of Michael O’Brien. I know that in these days of covid-driven panic, people are grateful to governments that take the standard-issue international approach by closing down the economy and locking everyone in their homes. Even so, someone who might just possibly suggest that Daniel Andrews has been a bit heavy-handed (ie insane) ought to have been able to make some headway in cutting into Daniel Andrew’s lead in the polls. The present Opposition leader is not that person, but Matthew Guy is.

Last time O’Brien was saved because under the quarantine rules in Victoria, it was illegal for a group the size of the Opposition Party room to all meet together at one and the same time. That O’Brien used this to remain where he is proves once again how unfit for leadership he is. There are lots of other reasons, but that did stand out. Here is the supposed big negative:

Supporters of Mr Guy believe he is capable of shoring up votes being driven towards Labor and would be able to regain ground in traditional Coalition heartland.

But, if he is successful, he is expected to be quickly targeted over a 2017 dinner with alleged mafia figure Tony Madafferi at the Lobster Cave restaurant in Beaumaris.

Revelations about the meeting were aired before Mr Andrews’ landslide election win and similar attacks against him are likely to be revived by Labor if he returns to the role.

Meanwhile, Daniel Andrews has tried to sell out Victoria to the Chinese Road and Belt consortium. But it’s Victoria and the media are all flunkies of the left.

Anyway, you have to hope.

16 thoughts on “Matthew Guy for Victorian Leader of the Opposition”

  1. “Liberal Party sources have told the Herald Sun that research indicates Mr O’Brien is driving votes to Labor and private polling shows “he will take the party backwards”.”

    I seem to recall Matthew Guy “driving a lot of votes” to Labor in 2018.


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  2. Liberal Party sources have told the Herald Sun that research indicates Mr O’Brien is driving votes to Labor…

    I find that hard to believe.

    Meanwhile, Daniel Andrews has tried to sell out Victoria to the Chinese Road and Belt consortium.

    Andrews is clearly a subverted Chinese asset. I’m quite serious about that.

    He makes Joe Biden look like a patriot.


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  3. Matthew Guy “driving a lot of votes” to Labor in 2018

    correct.

    just proving yet again that there is no credible opposition in Victoria

    now is not the time for games like this.
    get your messaging right
    back the leader
    tip him overboard later if required.

    just stop squabbling


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  4. When the Liberal Party of Australia is controlled by the likes of Photias you may as well Vote Green.

    I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to the closure of all coal fired power stations and the following destruction of cities.

    Mad Max is more about Escape From Sydney.


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  5. Roger says:
    September 6, 2021 at 1:40 pm
    Andrews is clearly a subverted Chinese asset. I’m quite serious about that.

    Couldn’t be – ASIO would be all over that. Australia’s only threat is garage nastis.

    (PS I agree with you – his task now is to deliver the smoking ruins of Viktoria, and with Gladbags NSW, to the CCP.)


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  6. Won’t make any difference.

    Correct.

    just proving yet again that there is no credible opposition in Victoria

    Correct.

    The Vic Libs are thrashing around in desperation because a:
    a) they believe in nothing.
    b) they have no credible leader or leadership.

    Recycling Guy — a loser previously beaten by Andrews — will make no difference to voters.

    Andrews won the last election by abolishing suburban rail level crossings — a policy that was wildly popular in marginal seats, to which the Libs had no response.

    Andrews is a Marxist thug who’s never had a real job, but, unlike the Libs, understands the electorate.

    The de facto Victorian opposition leader is Jeff Kennett, who left office two decades ago. The Liberal Party’s leadership cupboard is bare.


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  7. What a procession: Robert Doyle, Napthine, Red Ted Baillieu, Invisible O’Brien, and now this. Who is the last State Premier, on either side, whose level of competence came anywhere mediocre middle-management?


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  8. I always had hope that Dave Hodgett would have a crack. I helped out in his campaign for council election many moons ago and he is, or at least was, a down to earth bloke living in Mooroolbark. I am sure he couldn’t do much worse than these other fools.


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  9. Quite frankly, I don’t know why the gliberals in Victoria even bother.

    The fact they haven’t been able to land a blow on Disasterstan Dan (while however, proving extremely adept at thumping themselves in the face, repeatedly) tells you all you need to know.

    Matthew Gay, indeed.


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  10. But, if he is successful, he is expected to be quickly targeted over a 2017 dinner with alleged mafia figure Tony Madafferi at the Lobster Cave restaurant in Beaumaris.

    “Targeted” by whom?
    The most corrupt government and leader in Australia?
    moderated

  11. Meanwhile the weathervane they have as LNP leader in Queensland is refusing to say how he will vote in the Palace Chook’s totalitarian euthanasia bill. My first reaction was ‘come on, have the courage of your convictions!’ But then I realised that that would require him to have some convictions in the first place.


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