‘Winston’ Kirkup throws the war but faces hard task convincing Liberals he wants to win the battles
“It is unprecedented, but we are in an unprecedented time.”
Mr Kirkup’s new message that he was not going to win, on the morning of a televised debate with Premier Mark McGowan and in a week where early voting started, was all about being honest with the public and going all in on trying to convince them not to give Labor ‘total control’ of parliament.
Like Churchill, Mr Kirkup has told Liberal supporters assured annihilation is coming for them but he has yet to follow up with the rousing speech to convince the party faithful to fight Labor on the beaches of Dawesville and Hillarys.
Several rusted-on Liberal callers to 6PR on Thursday morning did not rise to the underlying message of a call-to-arms and instead pilloried Mr Kirkup, telling him he had lost their vote for rolling…