Bligh Quits

Andrew Bolt and Brisbane Times

Anna Bligh has spat the dummy and quit:

Anna Bligh has quit the Queensland Parliament in the wake of Labor’s humiliating electoral defeat.

Ms Bligh told a media conference this morning Queensland had sent her and her government an overwhelming message.

She said today was a “heartbreaking day” for the Labor Party in Queensland and the party needed to focus immediately on rebuilding.

“This is not a task that can be achieved with me at the head of the team or indeed as part of the team,” she said.

Her decision to resign from the seat of South Brisbane, which she has represented since 1995, will become effective on Friday.

That will mean an immediate by-election and the likelihood that Labor will lose another seat.

Andrew Bolt isn’t impressed:

She still does not acknowledge any fault. There is again no sign to voters that Labor has learned anything and is sorry.

“It is equally true that there is a message in this for Labor generally.” But she does not say what it is.

Asked if she regrets targeting Newman’s family. “I don’t resile from them.”

Bligh has wrecked her legacy – first by the foul smear campaign she waged, then by her graceless resignation speech, and finally by breaking a promise to stay on.

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