This man shows no sign of dragging us from our discontent

By Paddy Gourley
Updated April 18 2018 - 10:17pm, first published July 3 2012 - 3:00am

If the Duke of Gloucester (who was to become Richard III) could be with us now to run an eye over a recent poll about levels of public trust in government institutions in Australia, he might well say: ''Now is the winter of your discontent.''

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