Greg Sheridan: [credibility; shambles; Nope; gridlock] Well, two things, Tony, real briefly. One breaking promises hurts credibility, There is no doubt about that. Even if they're the stupid promises, breaking them really hurts credibility. But let me make a characteristic foreign editor's at this point, right across the western world at the moment, there is a crisis of governance. Look at the shambles of Europe; look at the gridlock in American Congress. Some of the factors I outlined before means that the power of nope is much greater than the power of hope. The power of blocking minorities is the power of stopping things. And I think this is a civilizational challenge. And what we are experiencing in Australia is one vision of what's happening right across Western world.
used to say no.
gridlock or deadlock or political stalemate refers to a situation when there is difficulty of passing laws in a legislature because the votes for and against a proposed law are evenly divided, or in which two legislative houses, or the executive branch and the legislature are controlled by different political parties, or otherwise cannot agree.