Barnaby Joyce has wished his Twitter followers a Merry Christmas and answered the age old question no one was wondering about – what politicians do on Christmas Eve.
“When it’s drought, you feed cattle,” he says in the video as he shows the cattle feasting on hay and the dry landscape of his New England property, answering his own question of what politicians do the night before Christmas.
“Now, you don’t have to convince me the climate’s not changing,” he goes on to say.
“It is changing! My problem’s always been whether you believe a new tax is going to change it back.”
He then made an astonishing declaration, which wasn’t very festive or remotely merry.
“I just don’t want the government any more in my life. I’m sick of the government being in my life,” the former deputy prime minister said.
Alluding to climate change, he then claimed there was something else we had to acknowledge.
“There’s a higher authority, that is beyond our comprehension, right up there in the sky,” he then moves his phone to get a shot of the clouds.
“Unless we understand that’s got to be respected, then we’re just fools and we’re going to get nailed.”
Some people weren’t too pleased with Mr Joyce’s holiday message.
“Some things are knowable. God isn’t one of them,” one person wrote in response to the video.
“Climate change and the fact we’re not doing our bit to fight it *are* knowable. As for keeping government out of our lives, please remember that when it comes time to vote against the unneeded Religious Discrimination Bill.”
“The problem is, you're a part of this government that I don't want in my life,” another person said.
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