Sad news for Abbott fans. Speculation had been rife that the Australian Prime Minister is about to announce his retirement from politics, at age 62, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 26/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a politician isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a politician just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Sunday evening, #ThankYouTony was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Tony Abbott was unlike any other politician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouTony”
— @universalObserver, 25 Oct 2020
“Didn't Tony Abbott retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 25 Oct 2020
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