Buswell quits Liberal leadership

Troy Buswell has announced he will step down as the state's opposition leader but will stay on with the Liberal Party.


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Out of the fire, but back into the frying pan! We need an accomplished business leader to take the liberal helm! Barnett is a has been. 1 month doesn't give us long to find a new leader!

The whole Liberal Party needs to be cleaned out. Blue rinses, old-boys networks, the lot! Unfortunately Carpenter will win the next election by default - no credible competition. So best the Libs sit down and do some propoer succession planning and use the nxt 3 years constructively to work out how to get back into power. Barnett is NOT the one! Meanwhile, Carpenter and his cohorts will continue to shoot themselves in the foot and get away with it.

Barnett hasnt dismissed the proposed multi bilion dollar North Bank development off Fremantle like Carpenter did, without even studying it. Carpenter is the worst premier the state has ever had, delivering no lasting benefits to the state from the biggest mining boom in history. Barnett is a bigger thinker than little Alan and will deliver more to the people of Western Australia.

The Liberal Party is undergoing a house cleaning process but like any process, it takes time. Some really good candidates have been pre-selected to contest the coming election, people with vision and acumen. I think it is rather unfair that the media had been portraying the Liberal team as in disarray. It is merely in the process of cleaning out all the accumulated barnacles and should be able to move forward better after the next election.

Troy Buswell was unelectable as a Premier however competent he is reputed to have been within the confines of Parliament House. \"Blind Freddie\" could see that although not some of the Liberal party hierarchy. They have been handed a lifeline to save both itself and the people of WA from further torment; the former mostly by their own penchant for self destruction and the latter from this inept, self serving Labor Government. The Liberals must seize the moment, forget about further leadership in-fighting, draft Colin Barnett back as leader immediately and convince WA voters that they do have an option other than the mob who have failed to deliver on all the important issues that matter; health, education, law & order, housing etc. The clock is ticking...!

Buswell should have gone sooner - and completely. It says more to me about the Libs that they didn't take a stand to remove a person with such low integrity - then Buswell himself doing the act. We need at minimum solid opposition to keep the current government honest and accountable. At best, a source of good policy and forward thinking. Happy to see Buswell step down. However, would be much happier to see him go completely along with whoever supported his 'character' during the past months.

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