ScoMo, Mo More
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Woke up last weekend (or the weekend before, really) to the fantastic news that Scott Morrison had been booted. With a sweeping Labour victory came the end to the shambolic Liberal-National coalition that had run (or ruined) Australia throughout vast swathes of the past decade or so – I suppose one could say, ScoMo, Mo More!
When reviewing ScoMo's Premiership record, it would be fundamentally a dereliction of duty to neglect the times that we're in. Indeed, Scott Morrison presided over Australia in what was by no means an easy era in world history. From the raging pandemic to increasing balkanization and polarisation in relation to great power politics, from the devastating challenges of climate change to the struggles of keeping the Australian economy afloat amidst increasingly bellicose (albeit partially self-inflicted) geopolitical altercations with the behemoth in the region. So, one may reasonably conclude, it behoves us to cut him some slack. ...