The SMH’s Alan Ramsey blamed the Labor party following Mark Latham’s 2005 resignation:
It was a public execution, not a resignation … Labor did to Latham what in a more primitive age was done to heretics. It burnt him at the stake, in front of us all, to the applause of a mostly accommodating media and those interests, internal and institutional, that Latham’s confronting leadership style had so offended.
Also blamed for Latham’s resignation were state Labor leaders, Latham’s pancreas, various “low-lifes”, etc. A year on, Ramsey offers a different, more concise version of events:
Latham went mad and bolted …
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