Australian Politics – Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce Blasts Prime Minister Turnbull: “Inept”

Posted on Fri 02/16/2018 by


By Andrew Bolt ~

Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Barnaby Joyce has attacked Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for trashing him yesterday, saying the Prime Minister’s comments have caused further harm to his wife and family. “They [the comments] caused further harm. I  believe they were in many instances inept, and most definitely in many instances unnecessary.”

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce

Turnbull had just “once more pulled the scab off” and caused hurt.

Joyce also told Turnbull that his attempt to blast him out of the leadership of the Nationals and, thus, out of the office of the Deputy Prime Minister, had backfired:

There is nothing we dislike more than implied intervention into the party processes of the Nationals Party… We make our own decisions, especially around those who are the office holders. Far from assisting … it locks people in behind the leader.


We now have a Prime Minister who has urged his Deputy Prime Minister to consider resigning over his “shocking” behavior, and a Deputy Prime Minister who says his Prime Minister is “inept”.

The Labor Party’s election campaign commercials have just written themselves.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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