minority government

Numbers in the House

Speculation abounds as to whether the Gillard minority government will have the numbers on the House floor to pass the Budget on May 8 without Peter Slipper’s vote, especially since Andrew Wilkie remains rather miffed.

Don’t stuff it up

Just echoing John Quiggin – gaining Jenkins’ vote back on the floor doesn’t mean the ALP can now ignore Wilkie, no matter what the party machine goons might be urging.