Let’s get this election over with. It’s already gone on for about a week too long, and instead of being obliged to exhaustively rebut the myth that Labor’s losing the two-party preferred vote, Antony Green needs a holiday. The only counting the ABC’s election analyst should be doing is of the olives in his poolside martini.
Whoever is the next Prime Minister is likely to be almost completely ineffective, and as a result will probably lose the next election in a landslide. After three years of chaos – which both parties will be obliged to guarantee if they win, since the Independents are demanding a full-term commitment – the electorate will be fed up with everyone associated with the Government.