9 September 2013
‘David Cameron and Ed Miliband were warned yesterday to make big changes in light of Tony Abbott’s election landslide in Australia.
Rupert Murdoch, who backed controversial Right-wing leader Mr Abbott, was quick to suggest the victory had been a result of voters being sick of public sector workers and “phony welfare scroungers sucking life out of the economy”. Media tycoon Mr Murdoch’s rant, which sparked outrage, insisted that other nations would soon be feeling the same way as they did Down Under.
Mr Cameron’s backbenchers have suggested that Australia’s lurch to the Right is proof the Tories must return to traditional Conservative values to win the general election in 2015.’