10 March, 2016. 13:04
ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact
AMERICAN ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP announced today that he plans to back Tony Windsor’s return to politics and his journey to defeat Barnaby Joyce in this year’s federal election.
Speaking from his California home, the 52-year-old said he wishes Windsor the best of luck and he’s behind him all the way to Canberra.
“You can’t threaten to kill a man’s dogs and expect him to stay quiet,” said Depp.
“But this isn’t about that. I don’t live in the past, but I’m genuinely concerned about the future of New England. I want the NBN to be connected to every school and hospital in New England by 2020,”
“Gonski was going to be the greatest improvement to the Australian education system since the No Hat No Play campaign,”
“I’m just sick and tired of hearing news that the people of New England are constantly being let down by the same guy that wanted to kill my dogs, but this is nothing to do with that.” said Depp.
In May last year, Depp brought his two dogs into Australia illegally, circumventing our stringent quarantine laws. Pistol and Boots became the centre of a controversy that circled the globe, thanks to Mr Joyce threatening to destroy the dogs if they weren’t immediately deported.
This endorsement of Tony Windsor is a first for Depp, who’s been famously apolitical his whole career.
Speaking to reporters this morning, Windsor said the Hollywood support came as a surprise.
“At first, I thought the news of how much the Nationals have let down the people of New England had made it all the way to Beverly Hills,” said the former grazier.
“Then I remembered that he wanted to tap his dogs on the head and it all made sense.”
Johnny Depp’s management team refused to rule out rumors that the actor was planning on campaigning for the parliamentary hopeful, saying on that Depp hears that Tamworth is beautiful in autumn.