“But we have come back to you, long before our due time simply because the Labour Party refused to recognise the umpire’s decision; used its Senate majority to slow down the machinery of government; and did violence to our legislative programme.”

Below is a link to a fantastic election launch speech by an earlier Prime Minister who was also faced with a recalcitrant senate and an implacably irresponsible Labour Party. He had set his ground carefully by arguing his case for…