Joyce hits at Turn­bull

The Weekend Post - - Nation -

FOR­MER deputy prime min­is­ter Barn­aby Joyce has ac­cused Mal­colm Turn­bull of “throw­ing him un­der the bus” and caus­ing tur­moil in the Lib­eral Party.

Mr Joyce (be­low), who was forced to re­sign ear­lier this year after hav­ing an ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fair with an em­ployee, said the for­mer prime min­is­ter was poi­son­ing the Coali­tion gov­ern­ment ahead of next year’s fed­eral elec­tion.

“One of our big prob­lems was Mal­colm Turn­bull ... the per­son who threw me un­der the bus,” he told Sky News yes­ter­day.

“He just started de­liv­er­ing this – al­most this poi­sonous, in­cen­di­ary ap­proach now – in the as­sis­tance of try­ing to de­liver us to op­po­si­tion.”

Mr Joyce is still fu­ri­ous at Mr Turn­bull for pub­licly de­nounc­ing his ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fair with Vikki Cam­pion, who later had his baby and re­mains his new part­ner.

He is also an­gry at Mr Turn­bull for walk­ing away from Par­lia­ment after los­ing the lead­er­ship in Au­gust, and for sup­pos­edly not cam­paign­ing vo­cally enough for the Lib­eral Party can­di­date in the by­elec­tion for his for­mer seat of Went­worth.

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