One Nation leader Pauline Hanson gave an emotion-fuelled interview last night following the news that her senate party colleague Brian Burston has gone rogue and apparently offered to join the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party.
Speaking to Sky News, Hanson held back tears saying she wasn’t going to let Burston or anyone else get in her way of achieving what she has set out to do in Australian politics.
Here’s her fiery monologue:
This isn’t the first time Brian’s stabbed me in the back, and that goes back a long time ago, and you think I, this hurts me, it hurts me deeply because … it means so much to me what I’m trying to do.
For him to turn around and do this to me, it’s hard. But I’m going to keep going, and I’m going to get good people in that parliament beside me because it means so much to me to help the people that need help, that feel like no one’s listening to them.
They’re sick of politicians because they don’t do anything. And I’ve been able to do so much in such a short period of time and I’m not finished.
And you think I’m going to let Brian Burston or anyone else to finish me? They will not just sit on the seats and do absolutely nothing and think that they can have a cozy ride and collect the taxpayers’ funds and not work for it.
I work myself to the bone because I believe in what I’m doing, and I know that Malcolm Roberts has the same feelings as I do and so does Steve Dickson and I know Matthew Stevens does and I know that the guys in Western Australia are exactly the same.
So I’m sorry to the Australian people that this has happened again, but it’s the same with Rod Culleton, it was the same with Fraser Anning. They haven’t got the intestinal fortitude.
It’s all about themselves. Self-serving. Well I don’t want people like that. Yes, there’s going to be mistakes and I have made mistakes, but I’ll tell you what, at the end of the day, I will win and I’m going to ensure that I’m there with people beside me strongly united, working for the people of this country.
Watch it here.
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— BenFordham (@BenFordham) May 31, 2018
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