Monday, 2 February 2015
The tone of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's 2 February 2015 National Press Club address was quite frankly unrepentant.
He refused to own his personal mistakes - preferring to prefix mention of them with an "our".
The rejection of Liberal and National Party policies at state level he preferred to attribute to "absentmindedness" on the part of voters.
The waning electoral support for Liberal and National Party MPs and Senators was someone else's fault by the time his speech came to an end.
There was nere an I'm sorry or I apologise in sight. Not a hint that he understood that he was THE problem for the Coalition.
These are the words that dominated his speech to varying degrees: