You might well call that the biggest mountain ever made out of a political mole hill in the history of forever and it was all for naught.

Julia Gillard is still the Prime Minister, Wayne Swann is still her deputy and Kevin Rudd, despite being the most universally popular politician in Australia will remain on the backbenches.

The only thing that changed was that one of Australian Labor’s longest serving warriors lost his job because he called for an end to the maddness.

The Labor party and Julia Gillard will be crushed come September and they deserve to be.