In Wednesday’s episode of Up Late, Ben Harvey says he does not blame Premier Mark McGowan for his recent rejection of Labor Leader Anthony Albanese and Vice Labor Leader Richard Marles on their recent travels to WA.
The Mark McGowan effect – or lack thereof – continues to haunt Federal Labor on the WA election track.
The popular prime minister, whose influence will have a major impact on voters, was particularly absent in an announcement on Wednesday of a $ 15 million pledge of the Albanian government’s road infrastructure in Neerabup by Federal Labor Deputy Richard Marles and Cowan MP Anne Aly .
It comes after Labor sources told The Sunday Times over the weekend that they were “amazed” and “experimented” with Mr McGowan after his love affair with Scott Morrison last week.
But Ben Harvey says it does not surprise him that Mr McGowan does not show any love for a party that did not do much for him.
“Labor’s d ** k measurement competition continues,” says Harvey.
“One week after dismissing the leader of the Federal Labor Party, McGowan is now dismissing the deputy leader.
“I do not blame McGowan for this … the party never liked him in particular … why should he like the party?
“He has worked his courage for this political movement since he was a child.
“He made his time in local government, he wins the seat in Rockingham in 1996, works out for five years in opposition, but is rejected Geoff Gallop, finally enters the cabinet, but then the labor force loses office, so he is back in opposition.
“He’s watching quietly as Ben Wyatt and Eric Ripper tear each other apart to be leaders of the opposition, saying ‘yes’ when the party asks him to be leader in 2012, working away as opposition leader for four years, and then the party is trying to replace him as leader, and after all, he has given workers control in both houses of parliament for the first time in history.
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“He does not owe the Labor Party anything.”
Federal Labor frustration was boiled over last week as the WA Labor Premier stood side by side and posed for photographs in which the Prime Minister announced a $ 100 million state-federal top-up to deliver a new Edith Cowan University campus in the Perth CBD – as well as a new Swan River bridge.
Federal Labor sources told The Sunday Times that the bromance has to stop as it undermines Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s options.
When Albanese visited earlier this month, Mr McGowan held only a closed meeting where the delivered photos were sent out to the media
Sir. Marles would not be drawn into state aid for the election track during his visit on Wednesday, where spin doctors cut off journalists during questioning about Mr McGowan’s absence.
After also attending Mr Morrison’s Perth announcements with the Prime Minister, Transport Minister Rita Saffioti spoke in support of Mr Marles’ commitment on Wednesday with her State Labor colleague John Carey.
The promise in the north of Perth will upgrade Flynn Drive. It will also fund the redevelopment of Neaves Road.
“A future Albanian government, if given the chance to be elected, would contribute $ 15 million to Neerabup industrial processing, so it’s about providing infrastructure that will allow the opening of this area so that it can reach its full potential. potential it has for employment and industry in this part of Perth, “Mr Marles said.