Blaming Morrison government for pandemic problems a ‘successful’ political tactic


The Australian’s Editor at Large Paul Kelly says the political technique of blaming the Morrison government for “virtually everything that’s gone wrong” during the pandemic has been “very successful” for state premiers.

“Daniel Andrews has mastered the technique of blaming the Morrison government and Scott Morrison for virtually everything that’s gone wrong, which of course is abuse given the mistakes made by the Victorian government,” he told Sky News host Peta Credlin.

“But of course, this has been the technique that the premiers have used and, by and large and in straight political terms, this technique has been very successful.”

Mr Kelly pointed out the Labor premiers, in particular, have still been doing quite well in the polls when it comes to popularity ratings.

“Whereas the political leader that’s suffered the most has been the prime minister.”

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