Pippa was my friend. She was many, many people’s friend. And now she’s gone, and I have a hole in my heart that feels as big as the world.

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It was an ugly day for the Liberal Party. Turnbull’s announcement was delivered in characteristically smooth style, but beneath the head prefect veneer, his message was as aggressive as anything that Abbott could muster, trashing both the former PM’s leadership style and Hockey’s economic record.