Judith Brett once wrote of Menzies’ Liberal Party that it sought to represent the “moral middle class”. Scott Morrison’s Liberal Party, led by Tony Abbott, must take its moral compass from the more fetid regions of talkback radio or right wing blog comments threads.
Grog’s Gamut, Jonathan Green and no doubt others have written many words on the Liberal calls for the grieving relatives of the Christmas Island dead to travel at their own expense to that island, rather than the refugees being flown to Sydney for the funerals.
But, really, this sort of statement doesn’t need too much analysis.
Update: Ken Parish at Troppo.