Former Liberal Party member John Ruddick says the Liberal Party has lost what it was “standing for” and is ill-equipped to handle the “three emergencies” facing the Commonwealth.
“What the Liberal party was really standing for up until the last few years, which you know, in the Westminster world, our ideal is Margaret Thatcher,” Mr Ruddick told Sky News host Chris Kenny.
“We haven’t been getting that from our state or liberal governments for some time now.
“Right now, we’ve got three emergencies facing the Commonwealth.
“We’ve got: a COVID elimination strategy, which is just going to send us back to the stone age if we persist with it; we’ve got a net zero carbon by 2050 … and we have built a debt to Jupiter.
“We don’t have time to turn this around."