Former deputy Prime Minister and self confessed ‘families man’ Barnaby Joyce has once again refused to pull out. Of speaking at an anti-abortion rally in Sydney over the weekend.
“People want, no they need to hear my opinion on abortion,” said former Minister Joyce. “I mean who do you expect to speak at these rallies, women?”
“Hearing people like me and former Minister for Women Tony Abbott is just what these sort of rallies need. That and they are a great place to meet some good sorts.”
When asked why a lowly Parliamentary backbencher like himself was entering into a debate in what is effectively a State matter Mr Joyce replied: “Just keeping my options open, I mean Premier Barnaby does have a nice ring to it.”
“As well as I said earlier you can meet some wonderful sheilas at these type of events. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to pull a root.”
Mr Joyce’s office later called to clarify that by pull a root he was talking about some work he was doing at his farm in clearing tree roots from paddocks.