Kevin Rudd holds back tears during his resignation speech as Prime Minister.
As much as I am in favour of Julia Gillard as the first female Prime Minister in Australia’s history, and applaud the decision by the Labor Party to elect her as the First Female Prime Minister of Australia, the fall of Kevin Rudd was both underhanded and uncalled for.
The article by Ben Eltham in New Matilda is a pretty concise take on what many people knew to be coming, but which no one actually expected to happen.
Eltham says: A leader [Kevin Rudd] who had once been so popular and powerful finished his reign isolated and bewildered. For months now, support for the Prime Minister has been slipping away: in the polls, among factional power-brokers, and among the MPs and Senators of his party. Continue reading »