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The Tele changes its tune


Sam Roggeveen


23 February 2012 11:23

It wasn't too long ago that Kevin Rudd's penchant for international travel was front-page fodder for Daily Telegraph. In fact, twice in 2011 the Tele indignantly told its readers that the then-Foreign Minister was spending altogether too much of the public purse talking to foreigners in their home countries. And yet on p.3 of today's Tele:

Ms Gillard had refused to back him against attacks from within the Labor Party, giving him the excuse to quit, claiming his integrity had been questioned and he no longer had the confidence of the Prime Minister.

On the contrary, Mr Rudd believed that Ms Gillard had sanctioned sending out the caucus thugs to attack him while he was overseas in a different time zone and unable to defend himself.

If so, Ms Gillard would be responsible for the resignation of one of Australia's most energetic foreign ministers and would have to explain why to the public.

My emphasis.