Labor finally sees its chance in all this. It believes the PM, with all his backflips and contradictions, has destroyed not just his own credibility but his government’s capacity to find any credible policy positions other than the basest and most irrational fears. Thus it is finally emerging with a few policy positions of its own, but ones honed to the Morrison dilemma: policies that go to the theme that the PM is always late to the party, whether it is on bushfires, climate change or vaccines. The NBN policy release this week was a case in point: promising to fix up the NBN after it was revealed the government has had to spend more on its technologically more-modest NBN plan (which was spruiked as much more cost-efficient) than had been forecast for Labor’s plan. Morrison goes into the final fortnight of parliament not so much in a spot of bother, but in a Dalmatian’s worth of them.