From the AFR, Julia Bishop has squibbed it:
Ms Bishop has told The Australian Financial Review she relayed the message during Tuesday’s meeting, the first part of a two-day cabinet marathon to discuss grievances and plan for the year ahead.
“I’m not ringing the backbench asking for support, I have not counted any numbers, I will not challenge the leader,’’ she said.
It is understood that Ms Bishop still reserves the right to run for the leadership should it be declared vacant.
Could they be stupid enough to draw this out?