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Former prime minister Tony Abbott has today issued a warning to the government, saying the Australians he has been talking to, who mostly live in the entitlement belt of North Shore Sydney, are “sick of politicians” and encouraged people who hate politicians to take it out on the bloke who took his job.
Speaking to 2GB yesterday, Tony Abbott revealed he plans to stay in politics for as long as he’s welcome and admits he still has eyes on the top job.
When quizzed on what the future holds for the former Prime Minister, Mr Abbott told the radio host Mark Levy that he’s actually quite enjoying being a backbencher… for now.
“One of the plusses of being on the back bench is that I can speak my mind.
“As long as the Party and the people of Warringah want me, I can see myself staying for quite some time because I’m just 60, I think I’m a young 60.
“Sure, I guess it’s unusual for a Former Prime Minister to come back, you could really only come back if you were drafted by your party.
“But let’s just see how things work out.”
Abbott, who has worked in Canberra since he was in his 20s, and was ousted from the top job nearly two years ago after he thought it would be a good idea to knight Queen Elizabeth’s husband instead of the late Richie Benaud, says Australians feel detached.
He has has warned that he picked up an expectation that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten could soon be installed as prime minister, and says his sworn enemy Malcolm Turnbull should be not underestimate the power of jaded backbenchers like him, who will literally oust leaders every six months if it means they can stay on $200k a year without having do much other than yell ‘shame’ during question time.
Mr Abbott, who is the real deal and well-known for how appropriate his language is around women and his ability to relate to people who aren’t born into an affluent Northern Sydney surf club community, says to retain power and please the public his party who hate him must reform the Senate; stop putting renewable energy before the pussy arse environment; dump the Human Rights Commission and stop using big words.
“Australians are sick of people who spend their life in Canberra, between hosting dinner parties for high-ranking clergymen in their massive leafy North Shore brickhouses” he said.
“Australians are feeling detached”
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