The Independents will be targeted in a way they are probably not prepared for – they will be demeaned, ridiculed and treated with contempt, where their honourable characters will be distorted into debased caricatures. The character assassination will be ferocious and their connection to their electorates will be serially brought into question, particularly from a group of ostensibly inner urban media elites whose acquaintance with New England and Lyne extends no further than peering down from 30,000 feet as they fly between capital cities.
Possum is right as usual, this is just the beginning and it is time to find out how close-minded the coastal and metropolitan centres can really be. Not just the public but the media as well. This will really put journalistic integrity to the test.