Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Fairfax MP Alex Somlyay's Backflip on the Parliament Speaker Role Has Readers Questioning His Backbone

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Fairfax MP Alex Somlyay's Backflip on the Parliament Speaker Role Has Readers Questioning His Backbone

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AS usual in politics the Party comes first and principles and honesty last. I do feel a bit sorry for Alex as the pressure must have been enormous but over his life in the parliament he has probably been guilty of applying the same pressure to others.

john64 from Buderim

No honour

A FEW days ago we heard from Mr Somlyay that he was a man of honour. Someone that could be trusted. It now appears that this affair is simply a aperitif to the newly ramped up oppositionist approach from the parties that must be in Coalition. It is now abundantly clear that Mr Somlyay is just like his leader and cannot be trusted.

oreilly from Maroochydore

Party servant

THE first time ever that I thought Alex might just have a tiny bit of integrity and do the right thing and yes, as the headline states, he turns to water and demonstrates once again that serving the party is far more important than serving the nation. If only we could find a decent independent to run in Fairfax next time around. …

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