Christopher has just told Leigh Sales that schoolkids and their parents and their teachers will get more money from him than they would have received from Shorten if he had stayed in his post. But Shorten proposed — and in eight jurisdictions agreed to, and began to enact, and contract, and ratify — three times as much money as he, in six years not four. In Christopher’s weird and wacky world view, less is more, and four billion dollars greater than twelve billion dollars, and massive change no change at all, and the ‘shambles’ of last week is, hey presto, this week’s great idea.
He believes he can mesmerise us out of any residual memory of what he said yesterday. He believes that if he asserts with brazen confidence something, anything, then lo, it has come to pass.
In this, he closely resembles a madman.
He should be taken away in a straitjacket, and questioned closely.