Your say: Kevin Rudd quits federal politics
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd announced his retirement from politics in an emotional speech to Parliament on Wednesday night, adding "it really is time for me to zip".
- It is a purely selfish decision and a terrible betrayal of eveyone who voted for him. This is a man who never understood that he was supposed to be a servant of the people. On the + side, his departure will undoubtedly bring some much needed internal stability to the ALP. The damage he wrought has been very costly.