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July 2nd, 2011 at 01:15am

An email to 2UE’s John Kerr

Good morning John,

I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better this morning. I was a bit worried last week when you had some time off because you were unwell.

You asked at the start of the show whether I would prefer Tony Abbott or Malcolm Turnbull as leader of the Liberal Party. That is a very simple question to answer. Tony Abbott. I think Tony is doing a very good job as leader, and the polls are a testament to that. It is important to remember that when Mr. Turnbull was the leader of the Liberal Party, the polls showed that they were on the verge of being wiped out, and it was only after Tony Abbott took over as leader and took the party in a very different direction that they recovered and even surged in the polls.

Tony is also a closer match to my personal views than Malcolm Turnbull is. My biggest issue with Mr. Turnbull is that he supports an emissions trading scheme, something which I vehemently oppose.

I would be more than happy to have Malcolm Turnbull in the cabinet as I'm sure that he has plenty to offer, but I don't think I could vote for the Liberal Party if he was the leader.

Anyway, a belated happy new financial year to you. I hope to be able to give you a call tomorrow night and hear all about your recent holiday.

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

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