'Shut the f up': Host's furious rant at Malcolm Turnbull

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Radio show host Ray Hadley has offered some choice words for former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull after he criticised his successor Scott Morrison over relations with France.

Mr Turnbull told 7News, while in Glasgow for COP26, earlier this week: “Scott has always had a reputation for telling lies”.

He added Mr Morrison “elaborately deceived the French”.

French president Emmanuel Macron told SBS earlier this week at the G20 Summit in Rome Mr Morrison lied to him. The Morrison government in September ended a lucrative deal for submarines with the French government and signed a groundbreaking pact with the US and the UK, which included a new fleet of nuclear-powered submarines.

Malcolm Turnbull and Ray Hadley are pictured.
Ray Hadley (right) has criticised Malcolm Turnbull for calling Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison a liar. Source: AAP

2GB’s Ray Hadley on Thursday criticised Mr Turnbull for accusing the PM of lying, labelling him a “nark” and “an unwanted nuisance”.

“You’re a whinging, complaining nark who needs to shut up … some would say, ‘shut the f-up’,” he said.

Hadley also accused him of "siding" against Australia.

Senator Matt Canavan wasn’t a fan of the former PM’s comments either.

“It’s such a shame,” he told Nine’s Today Show on Wednesday.

“He’s just become a bit of a tosser hasn’t he?”

Mr Canavan accused Mr Turnbull of holding a grudge after he was replaced by Mr Morrison during a leadership spill in 2018.

Regardless of his opinion, relations between Australia and France seem to be at an all-time low.

French ambassador Jean-Pierre Thébault labelled the dumping of the 2016 contract for Attack Class vessels from Naval Group "a stab in the back" in a speech to the National Press Club on Wednesday.

He also said the leaking of a text message from Mr Macron to the PM represented “an unprecedented new low in terms of how to proceed and also in terms of truth and trust”.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison presents his national statement as part of the World Leaders' Summit of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
Mr Morrison presents his national statement at COP26 UN Climate Change Conference. Source: Getty Images

Mr Morrison denied misleading the French government and insisted concerns about the submarine project had been raised for some time.

Asked whether his office leaked the text messages with Mr Macron, Mr Morrison responded: "Claims had been made and those claims were refuted."

"We had made it very clear that there were very significant issues about us moving forward with this contract," he said.

with AAP

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