Taping your colleagues at a social function is an incredibly low political act. If these are the depths to which Turnbull’s enemies will sink, then the pressure on him will never go away.
The second is the reaction it will provoke. Again, there is nothing revelatory in Pyne’s comments – all of Australia knows Turnbull is a moderate – or surprising about the fact that Pyne made them. But now they have been made public. They will be printed in newspapers and broadcast on television.