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I'd heard of Ms.Julia Gillard, the Australian PM as a fiery politician, but Gosh! This is jagged, personal politics.
The background is barely explained in the comment to the video, but more comes out in Ms.Gillard's speech. While she had clearly prepared the quotes, the devastating quotes, that destroyed the Opposition leader Tony Abbott, this was clearly an unrehearsed speech, so different, so heartfelt, so telling, so much more so than those by our UK party leaders at their recent party conferences. While I don't want a party leader like Mr.Abbot, and I'd be scared of one like Ms.Gillard, this is more like it!
Ms.Gillard's put me in mind of another speech by a Welsh Labour Party leader. Kinnock, destroying the Militant Tendency, 1985, another brave and pivotal political event.