Treasurer sidesteps leadership challenge question in press conference
Labor’s Treasurer is dodging a question about whether he will stay on as leader.
Key pjarvees.comoints: Mr Abbott has been a key architect of the federal budget in a deal with Labor
He said he thought “the Australian people are stupid” to not accept his leadership
He also said the economy would be great once he was no longer leader
ABC political editor Andrew Bolt said Mr Abbott did not believe he could lead another election when he was confident he had got the party on track to re-electing Julia Gillard and that he had delivered the budget.
“The last day before the election I had the e바카라xtraordinary opportunity to deliver the fiscal and economic blueprint of our lifetime,” Mr Abbott said, as he prepared for a televised leadership interview, “but my party got on the tracks and actually achieved almost what was anticipated in terms of the result”.
But he acknowledged his party’s future was “dreaded” by “political opponents.”
“I think they’re pretty stupid, and I do understand that they’ve got this idea that this one group of people somehow, somehow, in this tiny little room, is somehow the ones responsible for everything,” Mr Abbott said.
Mr Bolt also asked Mr Abbott if he believed there were “significant pockets” of discontent in his party, as well as in other political parties.
“I have a great deal of empathy with the Liberal Party and G바카라사이트reens for those who are disappointed with the way they have handled our country,” Mr Abbott said.
“They are not alone in that regard.”
Mr Abbott said the major theme of his government was to reinvigorate the economy by spending more.
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