If not Barnaby Joyce, then who? These ministers have thrown their hat in the ring for Deputy PM 194

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With a cabinet reshuffle expected this weekend, the question everyone’s asking is… who will become Deputy Prime Minister? While the prevailing thought seems to be that Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce is the one to back, that doesn’t mean he’s the only horse in the race.

The Guardian Australia reports that two more members of the Nationals party have put their hands up. One is Michael McCormack, currently assistant minister to the deputy prime minister.

He told the ABC, “I haven’t had the experience of Barnaby Joyce but I’m very consultative.”

McCormack admitted that Joyce was  “revered” by sections of the rural community and would “do an outstanding job” as leader.

“Certainly, he will be an interesting ride,” McCormack said.

Rockhampton MP Matt Canavan and the assistant defence minister, Darren Chester, have also got their eye on the deputy spot.

If Barnaby Joyce were to win, Australia would have a deputy prime minister who once said, “It’s time Pistol & Boo buggered off back to the United States” in reference to Johnny Depp’s dogs. 

The ABC says, “The Liberal Party will be nervously wondering whether the man, who once threatened to euthanase a Hollywood superstar’s pet dogs, is orderly enough to keep the Nationals in line.”

The Nationals will vote on their new leader this evening at 8pm in the wake of Warren Truss’ retirement.

 


Would you like to see Barnaby Joyce as deputy prime minister? Who else could do the job?

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  1. What does it matter its a bloody revolving door in canberra they go in promising us everything and come out after delivering us nothing. But most importantly they all come out grinning with their hefty pensions they are all without exception ripping off this country and not one of them give a dam they should be locked up for fraud.

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  2. What does it matter its a bloody revolving door in canberra they go in promising us everything and come out after delivering us nothing. But most importantly they all come out grinning with their hefty pensions they are all without exception ripping off this country and not one of them give a dam they should be locked up for fraud.

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  3. Well with his “Pistol & Boo” episode Joyce is well suited to the LNP border policy. Seriously – neither of the two major parties is my first choice and it would be nice to think that whoever gets the job will aid in the demise of the LNP government. It would be nice to dream of the end of the two-party system.

  4. Well with his “Pistol & Boo” episode Joyce is well suited to the LNP border policy. Seriously – neither of the two major parties is my first choice and it would be nice to think that whoever gets the job will aid in the demise of the LNP government. It would be nice to dream of the end of the two-party system.

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