A relaxed Lawrence Springborg at the Goondiwindi Show on Saturday. And then he headed back to Brisbane.
This is what we had to say on Tuesday which went to press yesterday in our editorial column.
“To a degree, the mask has slipped from the Premier and Springborg, on Saturday, was hopeful of pushing home that advantage.
“But today that advantage is vanishing like smoke and it is indeed, business as usual, as the LNP seek to once more self-implode and the LNP Leader is forced to fight off internal politics and media speculation.
“Why do we bother to comment?”
And then late last night Tim Mander announced he would challenge for the LNP leadership.
The Brisbane Times’ Madonna King had this to say.
“This week was the LNP’s chance to capitalise on Annastacia Palaszczuk’s move to ram through voting changes, despite an election promise that she would consult over big decisions.
“Instead, Labor has got off scott-free; Jeff Seeney believing it was more important to parlay that opportunity into talk of LNP infighting.
“Now, at a special party room meeting on Friday, he will try to demolish Lawrence Springborg’s leadership.
“But here’s the catch. He’s not even putting up his own hand.He’s leaving that to others.”
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Springborg has seen it all before. Sadly so have all Queenslanders.
For our part, we’ll leave the commenting to the bookies. It may be the only way any of us will end up being a winner
SPRINGBORG PRICED TO SURVIVE
Odds predict Lawrence Springborg will survive leadership spill.
Speculation of a leadership challenge causes LNP to drift from $1.87 out to $2.05 to win next Queensland election.
Lawrence Springborg is expected to survive a leadership spill but the instability is not helping the LNP’s chances of winning the next Queensland election, according tosportsbet老域名备案老域名.
A leadership spill motion is expected to be successful, priced at $1.30, but Springborg is the $1.90 favourite to retain his leadership.
Tim Nicholls is considered Springborg’s biggest threat at $3.50, with Tim Mander priced at $6.00.
Speculation of a leadership challenge has caused the LNP’s odds to drift from $1.87 out to $2.05 to win the next Queensland state election.
Labor is now the outright favourite, in from $1.87 to $1.70.
While an election isn’t due until 2019, punters remain divided on the winner with the money evenly split between Labor and the LNP.
“The odds suggest Lawrence Springborg will win the leadership ballot, but the real winner appears to be Labor which is now the outright favourite to win the next Queensland election,” saidsportsbet老域名备案老域名’s Ben Bulmer.
Markets courtesy ofsportsbet老域名备案老域名
Next QLD election
$1.70 ALP(in from $1.87)
$2.05 LNP(out from $1.87)
Hung QLD parliament after next election?
Will the Spill motion be successful?
Leadership Ballot – Winner
$1.90 Lawrence Springborg
$3.50 Tim Nicholls
$6.00 Tim Mander
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