I quite agree - he was clear, succint, and made his arguments far more effectively than any Leave-supporting UK politician that I've heard. He almost had me going "WTO terms, what a good idea", and I'm a Remoaner. Humphrys didn't challenge him on any of it, which surprised me less than it used to; maybe they should have put Andrew Neil on the case...Tony Abbot was quite clear, forthright, coherent, and explained “No-Deal” in words of one syllable that Humphries could clearly understand, but to which he reacted as though it was the first time . . . in three years . . . that he had shut-up and taken the effort to LISTEN.
The interview finished, with me listening and wearing a big grin . . . and Humphries clearly crestfallen, quite, and confused . . . .
The problem is, Abbot is politically very similar to Leave-supporting UK politicians; big mouth, small ears, was held on a tight leash by his party. He also never managed to get above a 50% satisfaction rating among Australian voters, at his worst had a rating similar to Corbyn's. His term as Prime Minister ended similarly to Theresa May - stabbed in the front by his own party for being incompetent and unpopular.