The bookies said it wouldn’t happen, couldn’t happen, not with the way the polls were pointing. Yet it did happen, that 6-to-1 proposition, and Australia can heave a sigh of absolute relief that the longshot came home.
Scott Morrison called it “a miracle”, which it was in more ways than one. Not only did the Coalition retain the government benches, the spate of resignations that preceded the election saw a cadre of Turnbullians banish themselves. Mr Morrison must feel particularly blessed, even allowing for the bad news out of Warringah.
And the rest of us? As a nation we have been saved from the fate outlined, but never detailed, in the clip below.
It was a very close call.
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