LETTER: One Nation rise a clear message for major parties
More Queenslanders deserting the traditional conservative parties, deflecting to One Nation in droves, send a clear message to Labor and the LNP.
The latest LNP defection is Buderim's MP, having lost faith in LNP policies at odds with his conscience.
The past two decades have seen a rise in political popularism in an increased following with a decline in Labor and LNP seats.
This has made outright governance untenable without the support of independents.
Queensland has gone from the most affordable state in which to live, to Australia's most expensive.
Successive major parties have failed their constituents, creating new tax regimes and an escalating cost of living as their mandate.
Common sense has been replaced with political correctness, failed policies and critical under-resourcing of public institutions as the norm.
Our politicians are out of touch with our reality.
Our poorest and the elderly are most at risk.
Those elderly residents, in particular, who contributed to our success over decades, are now voting with their feet.
The rise of Pauline Hanson is a real threat to the major parties in Queensland.