Today, on Friday August 24, 2018, the leadership spill in Australian politics came to its hectic conclusion.
In the race to find
love a new Prime Minister (bye Malcolm Turnbull), three suitors were vying for the final rose job.
In the blue power suit corner, we had Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs and deputy Liberal leader.
Over in the beige corner stood Scott Morrison. Sco Mo. The (then) Treasurer of Australia. Spoiler, sorry.
To answer your question, who is Prime Minister, the answer is Scott Morrison.
As for how all of us feel about this leadership spill? (Thanks for asking, Canberra.)
Some of us are, rightly, angry. Others are completely confused. A small percentage are likely purchasing flights to New Zealand as we speak. And others honestly don’t know what else to do but laugh.
Or create memes.
Here are the thoughts (and lols) of you, the Australian people, as shared on Twitter.
— Amanda (@amanda_cwm) August 24, 2018
Surely this is the image of today’s arrivals for the leadership meeting.
— Matthew Doran (@MattDoran91) August 24, 2018
— Shannon Deery (@s_deery) August 24, 2018
— Jacqui Sanders (@JacquiASanders) August 24, 2018
— Lauren Pearce (@L_Pearce) August 24, 2018
— Caroline Schelle (@carolineschelle) August 24, 2018
— Gabriella White (@gabriellamwhite) August 24, 2018
— Kieren Sainsbury (@itskieren) August 24, 2018
Julie bishop eliminated. Lowest vote
— Sharri Markson (@SharriMarkson) August 24, 2018
— Chris Bath (@CJBath) August 24, 2018
— Van Badham (@vanbadham) August 24, 2018
— Jessica Riga (@JessicaRiga) August 24, 2018
— Jess McGuire???? (@jessmcguire) August 24, 2018
— Jessie James (@jessiejamesMAFS) August 24, 2018
— Greg Davis (@GregDavis_cmail) August 24, 2018
SCOTT MORRISON pic.twitter.com/ieMAcHOyMw
— Alice Workman (@workmanalice) August 24, 2018
— Zoe Ievenieks (@ZoeIevenieks) August 24, 2018
— Jeremy Buckingham ???? (@greensjeremy) August 24, 2018
— Salty Destruction Player (@eric54114) August 24, 2018
— Clare ???? (@clareemilyd) August 24, 2018
I can beat him.
— Lee Lin Chin (@LeeLinChin) August 24, 2018
— Shorten_Suite ???? (@Shorten_Suite) August 24, 2018
— jacinta (@smileymileyJF) August 24, 2018
— John Wren, Libspill Clean-Up Squad (@JohnWren1950) August 24, 2018
so Peter Dutton blew up the whole government with two challenges in a week and he still didn’t get the top job he wanted, now the government continues in the same direction as it would have under Turnbull – what was this all for????
— angus livingston (@anguslivingston) August 24, 2018
— ABC Melbourne (@abcmelbourne) August 24, 2018
Tell us what you think of the leadership spill in Australian politics right now, are you happy with the outcome?
Don’t know what’s happening in Canberra? Mamamia Out Loud speaks to the woman who broke the #libspill story, Sharri Markson….