Minister for the Dark Arts Peter Dutton has been seen wandering the halls of parliament telling colleagues that he is confident that he has the numbers to roll recently elected NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and take her job.
“Peter is quietly confident that he can take Premier Berejiklian in a spill, as his trusty man servant Matthias Cormann has been crunching the numbers for him,” said a Party Insider. “With a looming hard fought federal election on the horizon Lord Dutton does need a good escape plan should his kingdom of Dickson fall.”
When reached for comment Minister Dutton said of his rumoured challenge: “I don’t speak of pending parliamentary matters. I congratulate the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on winning the election despite a strong attack from Labor.”
“I do admit I was surprised she won given that genius attack move that the Labor guy used by attacking the Asians. I think you might see me borrow that move in the upcoming election.”
“Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to talk numbers with Matthias.”