Incite Politics

Capitalism and conservatism: Uneasy bedfellows

Why did they do it? What compelled a majority of Liberal Party MPs to turn on Malcolm Turnbull, thereby risking almost certain defeat at the ballot-box, to install, Scott Morrison, an evangelical Christian from Sydney?s leafy suburbs in the prime-ministerial Lodge? And what do the recent experiences of Australian conservatives have to teach the New Zealand National Party?

The answer, I think, lies in the beliefs and objectives which conservative politicians enter Parliament to advance . . .

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