ALP Caucus members are reported to be having meetings to work out who the next leader should be. Latho might also be better advised to pick his mates for their communication skills next time:
Labor frontbencher and a close supporter of Mr Latham, Joel Fitzgibbon, said while he believed Mr Latham retained the support of most of his caucus colleagues, talks about a replacement were under way.
“Well there’s talk of a few meetings happening around the place,” he told the Nine Network.
“There’ll always be those who will seek to take opportunity with the difficulties being experienced by others. But no doubt there’s another group who feel that you’ve got to be ready, there’s got to be a contingency plan. They’ve obviously still got some doubt about Mark’s long-term health. And I suppose it’s responsible to start talking about who would be next in the event that Mark wasn’t able to continue on.”
So, if Latho’s no. 1 supporter says it’s “responsible” to have a “contingency plan”, is there anyone left who believes that Latho’s leadership will survive?