KEVIN Rudd has branded the Labor Party’s conference a failure, saying it squibbed the chance to kill off the power of factional heavies who ended his leadership and installed Julia Gillard.
In an extraordinary intervention, the former prime minister lashed out at his party for ignoring calls to give a greater say to ordinary members – including proposals that could have helped him in his campaign to return to the top job.
Kevin, as one recalls, didn’t give a say to anyone. Remember when he personally micro-managed the rescue of those folks on the downed plane in PNG despite the fact we have entire organisations to do that sort of thing?
As PM, he wouldn’t even speak to his own ministers, let alone the ALP membership.