Tony Abbott has written (another) defence of his former government

Proving that some people just can’t ‘let it go’, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has written yet another impassioned defence

Proving that some people just can’t ‘let it go’, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has written yet another impassioned defence of his old government.

In an excerpt published by The Australian today, Mr Abbott argues that his government could have addressed our country’s growing security concerns.

However, his comments have been met with a lacklustre response, as many Australians ask Tony Abbott to ‘move on’.

“As prime minister, I was determined to advance our interests, protect our citizens and uphold our values right around the world”, Mr Abbott claimed.

“That meant putting aside the moral posturing of the Rudd years to be a country that said what it meant and did what it said”.

Mr Abbott believes his handling of the MH370 won him friends in Malaysia, despite also labelling Japan as Australia’s “best friend in Asia”.

The former PM also reckons his dealings with governments in Sri Lanka and Indonesia helped reduce international people smuggling.

“Even before being sworn in as prime minister, I had begun meeting key border protection agencies”, Mr Abbott argued.

“I was more than happy to let the officials know, in unambiguous terms, that the most compassionate thing we could do was stop the deaths at sea by ending the people-smuggling trade”.

Mr Abbott also defended his much-parodied attempt to ‘shirt front’ Russian president Vladimir Putin about the downing of Flight MH17 in Ukraine.

“As international tensions mount and as flashpoints multiply, Australia’s most important geopolitical role is supporting and encouraging the US”, he said.

In his paper, Mr Abbott also defends his government’s policies on dealing with Islamic State, conflicts in Syria, and the growing economic power of China.

“This determination to make a difference, not just to strike a pose or to indulge in gesture, was at the heart of everything the Abbott government did”, he argued.

However, Mr Abbott’s latest scribblings about his own government has left many Australians rolling their eyes.

“Please Tony, move on”, commented one man online. Whilst another added, “Has Tony Abbot slipped so far… that he doesn’t know he isn’t PM anymore with these articles?”

One woman even took her comments further, saying: “It is now 6 months since you lost the prime ministership. Like it, or not, you were the main reason this happened”.

“Thank you for your contribution, but it is time to focus on the future, not the past. History will be the judge of your legacy”.

“Your efforts now should be towards the re-election of your party at the next election. Unless, of course you want to start a new party…”

Should Tony Abbott simply stop talking about his own government and past dealings?

  1. Frank Hill  

    Tony Abbott is a very fine man of principle .He has every right to defend his record in Government .He has many supporters who want to hear what he says

    • facebook_elda.quinton  

      🙂 🙂 You’ve got to be kidding!!!

    • Evelyn Rochford  

      You may be an admirer of Tony Abbott, but the fact is that he is no longer PM, nor is he likely to be ever again despite his delusions to the contrary. He needs to move on & do something else like the rest of us do if we lose our jobs for some reason.

      • Robert Green  

        The thing is, history will prove Tony right. It’s getting there now. President Turnbull will posture his way to the election and hope the true supporters of the Libs don’t jump ship to an alternative party that truly represents the conservatives that helped Tony and his predecessors govern Australia in a true visionary way.
        President Turnbull will sell us out to become the first President of Australia. History prove he is like the hero of that frogger game where the little slimy green thing jumps from one opportunistic log to the next. Watch out for the electoral truck little froggy, it will get you for sure because you are lopping the log your little toes are dug into at the moment.

  2. The Watcher  

    Tony Aboot was an embarrasment to Australia. His ‘principled’ claiming of expenses for attending cycling events, offering the ‘shirtfront’ Putin, his inarticulate maunderings all added up to a colossal ineptness. His attempts to dismantle Medicare, cut pensions for the retired, deny natural justice to the disabled and unemployed and his treatment of refugees already in custody are a shameful indictment on his own personality and that of his political party. His limited vision and personal intellectual paucacity culminated in him being the most unpopular PM in Australian History along with McMahon. Despite all of his pal Murdochs efforts he failed as a PM, a person and a leader. He is the leader the libs deserve today.

    • Judy  

      Please don’t let any truth get in the way of your one eyed view of Australian Politics. He certainly wasn’t perfect but very much more honest and caring about Australians than either of the leaders of the major political parties in Australia today.

  3. hella langer  

    Not another Abbott-bashing article! The bias shown is so obvious, and so petty that I can only wonder why Startsat60 chooses to publish such a diatribe. I am so disgusted with people who want to deny this particular former prime minister the right to “scribble” and give his opinion on matters past, and present. It is not as if other former prime ministers are known for their lack of scribbling, recollections, and political analysis both past and present.

    • The Watcher  

      Abboot is singularily unqualified to offer an opinion on anything Ministerial except in how to claim expenses, overuse three word slogans and attack the things that make Australia such a wonderful place to live.
      His world view was blinkered through privilege and sycophancy. His sense of entitlement inflated and his oratory a form of tortuous denial of facts. Even Malcolm Fraser disowned him.
      Other ex PM’s have at least written with fluency, accuracy (such as can be obtained through the prism of self righteousness) and all thos ex PM’s at least served the country for a bit longer than fourteen months of shambles.

  4. Rudy  

    Will some one give him a lollypop to suck on please, he is so up himself

  5. “Sometimes I wonder whether the world is run by smart people putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it” wrote Mark Twain.
    “There needs to be some sort of public psychological accounting of politicians similar to financial disclosures. It would be nice to know which politicians are psychopaths and sociopaths.” Wrote Brockland A.T.

  6. Who cares Tony !!Get over it and move on you’re not the PM anymore. Delusional.

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