Earlier today Dr Nelson said the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) should cut the official cash rate by 0.5 of a per cent, but he also admitted that if he were prime minister he would not pressure the Reserve Bank to make a cut.
“I hear constantly the Leader of the Opposition stand at the dispatch box and say he speaks as the alternative prime minister of Australia,” Mr Rudd said.
“Basically what we have now got is the new Nelson doctrine – what I say in Opposition has nothing whatsoever to do with what I do in Government.
“In other words, the overall dictum of those opposite is to say anything to do anything to promise anything in order to get themselves a headline.”
That’s a big 10-4.
You have to love it – Brendan has all but acknowledged his own impotence. “It’s okay for me to say what the Reserve Bank should do, because nobody listens to me anyway! I wouldn’t do it if people listened to me – honest!”