By Situation Theatre 2/7/2019
It’s about to get very Lord of the Flies.
Scott Morrison rules the Liberal Party in the same way Ralph commands the group of British boys soon after they crash on a remote island in the Pacific: only as a brief precursor to the Party going feral, impaling fly-ridden pig’s heads, fighting to the death, and being consumed by flames.
It is of course only a matter of time before Peter Dutton, naturally playing the part of bully boy Jack, nemesis of Malcolm Turnbull (Piggy), forms his own group of savages, and takes a scorched Earth approach to his power struggle with Morrison.
Unlike the British naval officers who intervene in this adolescent descent into barbarism at the end of the book, at least half of Australia is quite happy to watch Morrison and Dutton wipe themselves out.