'You have failed': John Barilaro unleashes on Michael McCormack in leaked text messages

5/05/2020 9:10:00 AM

Senior NSW Nationals MP John Barilaro has attacked federal Nationals leader Michael McCormack in a series of furious text messages.

Senior NSW Nationals MP John Barilaro has attacked federal Nationals leader Michael McCormack in a series of furious text messages.

A series of leaked text messages show NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro's fury over the handling of the Nationals' candidate selection process for the Eden-Monaro by-election.

Share on TwitterSenior NSW Nationals MP John Barilaro has attacked federal Nationals leader Michael McCormack as a failed leader in a series of furious text messages. The leaked texts, first reported on Sky News and verified by SBS News, reveal Mr Barilaro's anger with Mr McCormack for not backing him to run as a candidate in an upcoming by-election in the federal seat of Eden-Monaro. 

"To feel threatened by me clearly shows you have failed your team and failed as a leader," Mr Barilaro wrote in a message to Mr McCormack. "You will never be acknowledged by me as our leader. You aren't. You never will be."

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And really, I have to ask:- who cares McCormack is a DUD Why did he cry? Are there any politicians who actually get on with members of their own party? You can have differences of opinion, but the Nationals seem to be spoiling for punch ups at every turn. They give the impression they are all a bunch spoilt brats and boarding school boy bullies...

dummy spit Here within the Monaro we think JB is a good MP. He is never around in a crisis, which makes him the perfect MP. Go away barrel head. So very united those National party folks .. broad church and all .. the question now is..when does McCormack get booted ? Oh dear! Another Barilaro meltdown. They make for great entertainment and it’s hilarious to see those numbskull Nationals turning on each other. No doubt Barilaro is throwing tantrums over Eden Monaro. All the fun of the fair!

Barilaro’s got the horn lately for raising his profile. Oowah! Infighting . Well that's different. Actually, its not , is it? lol

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro bows out of Eden-Monaro race | Sky News AustraliaAs NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro is reportedly expected to declare he will not be running for the vacant seat of Eden-Monaro, Liberal Senator Jim Molan has told Sky News he’d “love to do it,” but has not yet made up his mind.\n\nMr Barilaro will on Monday announce he won’t be running for the seat, leaving Mr Molan or Liberal NSW cabinet minister Andrew Constance as the likely coalition candidate for the election .\n\nMr Molan said it would have been a “big call” for the Nationals to take its vote from seven per cent “up to a winning per cent anyhow”.\n\nHe told Sky News host Paul Murray, whether Mr Constance runs or not is “irrelevant” to him and said it “won’t impact on me in anyway shape or form”.\n\n“This is going to be extraordinarily hard for the government, for the coalition, to win”.\n\nLabor will on Monday announce Kristy McBain, the Mayor of Bega, as its candidate for the seat.\n Do you have to live in the electorate to run for the office? I wonder why? Good

What a ducking rabble the National party is!

'The last thing we need is an argy-bargy': John Barilaro rules out tilt for Eden-MonaroNSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro declared Nationals polling showed he could win the seat of Eden Monaro, as he ruled out a tilt for the looming federal byelection. John Barilaro, who in the middle of a lethal pandemic, thought that the main issue facing us is getting football re-started. So dumb - he would have won. That’s cause he would find it much harder to pork-barrel federally. That and there’d be another civil war within the Nationals. Finally no-one has forgotten his government was responsible for the cuts to the rural fire services...

'You failed as a leader': Barilaro's message to McCormackNSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro has accused federal Nationals leader Michael McCormack of deliberately blocking his bid to run for federal Parliament in an extraordinary text message | alexsmithsmh AlexSmithSMH Take your dummy and go home , the biggest waste of space in the universe, Nationals in charge of ruining the environment. Take more water out of the rivers than should be allowed, for his rich mates cotton farmers. JohnBarilaroMP AlexSmithSMH I once witnessed a fight between two rats! AlexSmithSMH Barilaro... Constance... Constance... Barilaro... what a couple of spivs with spivvy clothes and spivvy haircuts (same ‘hairdresser’?) who have ridden uncaring and rough-shod over countless ordinary people to get their inappropriate budget-blown projects through. Forget ‘em!

WAR OF WORDS: Barilaro vows to ‘never acknowledge’ McCormack as his leader | Sky News AustraliaEXCLUSIVE: NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro has unleashed an extraordinary attack on Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack blaming him for his decision not to run for a federal seat in Eden Monaro.\n\nSky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell has obtained an explosive text exchange between the two men in which Mr Barilaro says McCormack was “threatened” by his plans to run.\n\n“Don’t hide behind the “members will choose the candidate’ rubbish, as you were the only one saying such lines,” Mr Barilaro wrote in the leaked messages.\n\n“Don’t you think my branches would have backed me in?\n\n“To feel threatened by me clearly shows you have failed your team and failed as a leader.\n\n“You will never be acknowledged by me as our leader. You aren’t. You never will be.\n\n“The Nats had a chance to create history, to change momentum, and you had a candidate that was prepared to risk everything to make it happen.\n\n“What did you risk? Nothing.\n\n“Hope you are proud of yourself.”\n\nThe revelations will rock an already unstable McCormack Nationals leadership which was the subject of an unsuccessful challenge by former leader Barnaby Joyce.\n\nMr McCormack told Sky News he had “never done anything but provide support” to Mr Barilaro.\n\n“I have never done anything but provide support for John Barilaro … he’s been great for regional NSW,” he said,\n\n“I gave him fulsome support. I still did say the local branches would have to endorse him. I have never given away the autonomy of local branches.”\n\nImage: News Corp Australia He should join the liberal party and run tbf none of you muppets are fit for office. White Anglo Saxon Australian males. Filled with hatred.

Barilaro rules out tilt at Eden-Monaro | Sky News AustraliaNSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro has confirmed he will not contest the Eden-Monaro by-election. \n\nIn a statement, the NSW Nationals leader thanked those who had reached out and encouraged him to run, but he could do more for the area in his state position. \n\n“After taking the weekend to contemplate a tilt for the seat of Eden Monaro, I have decided that I will not run as a candidate,” Mr Barilaro said. \n\n'I have always worked and strived for outcomes, not titles - making a difference, not just accepting the status quo, and in this time of self-contemplation, it is clear I can do more as NSW Deputy Premier, Leader of the NSW Nationals and as the Member for Monaro.”\n\nThe move paves the way for NSW Transport Minister, Liberal MP Andrew Constance, to run for the seat. \n\nImage: News Corp Australia What have they got on you ? How does someone get a news worthy video to Sky News...tried the tip line but nothing happened.

NSW Deputy Premier will not contest Eden-Monaro, paving way for his cabinet colleagueNSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro will not contest the key federal seat of Eden-Monaro, paving the way for the state's transport minister Andrew Constance to make the switch to national politics. Both suck eggs Does that mean Cobargo keeps the “emergency housing” for those who lost their homes in the “recent” 🔥 🔥 net11e Surely not Constance is an undercover lefty

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Senior NSW Nationals MP John Barilaro has attacked federal Nationals leader Michael McCormack as a failed leader in a series of furious text messages.NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro bows out of Eden-Monaro race 03/05/2020 | 4min As NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro is reportedly expected to declare he will not be running for the vacant seat of Eden-Monaro, Liberal Senator Jim Molan has told Sky News he’d “love to do it,” but has not yet made up his mind.Mr Barilaro said while he had not seen Liberal Party polling, Nationals research showed he could win, but he was not prepared to trigger a showdown for the seat against Mr Constance.Larger text size Very large text size NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro has accused federal Nationals leader Michael McCormack of deliberately blocking his bid to run for federal Parliament in an extraordinary text message.

  The leaked texts, first reported on Sky News and verified by SBS News, reveal Mr Barilaro's anger with Mr McCormack for not backing him to run as a candidate in an upcoming by-election in the federal seat of Eden-Monaro.  "To feel threatened by me clearly shows you have failed your team and failed as a leader," Mr Barilaro wrote in a message to Mr McCormack. Mr Molan said it would have been a “big call” for the Nationals to take its vote from seven per cent “up to a winning per cent anyhow”.  "You will never be acknowledged by me as our leader. "The polling clearly will show Andrew can win the seat and it clearly shows I can win the seat, but at the end of the day it's not about winning the seat it's about what's right for the people of Eden-Monaro. You aren't. “This is going to be extraordinarily hard for the government, for the coalition, to win”. You never will be." Advertisement The message, revealed on Sky News and seen by the Herald , was sent to Mr McCormack after Mr Barilaro's declaration that he would not contest the Eden-Monaro byelection for the Nationals.

" NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro (left) and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack at an event in 2018. Favourite. "The last thing we need is an argy-bargy about what is right for that seat," he said. AAP He told Sky News he had"never done anything but provide support" to Mr Barilaro.  The leaked text messages expose the divisions within the Nationals party and will put further pressure on Mr McCormack's leadership.  Mr Barilaro, who is the NSW Deputy Premier, announced his"emotional" decision not to contest the by-election on Monday. Mr Barilaro said he and Mr Constance had been in close contact over the past few days, and rejected suggestions a rift had developed between the pair.  READ MORE The marginal NSW South Coast seat was vacated last week when popular Labor member Mike Kelly retired because of ill health. "The Nats had a chance to create history, to change momentum, and you had a candidate that was prepared to risk everything to make it happen.

Mr Barilaro said it was an"emotional day" when revealing he wouldn't contest the seat for the Nationals. "The polling showed I could win but sometimes in this game, you let ego get in the way of good decisions and I've got to make the best decision for me, my family, for the people of NSW [and] more importantly for the people of Eden-Monaro," the deputy premier said on Monday. We spoke last night. "They've been through hell and back with the fires, COVID-19, drought; the last thing we need is an argy-bargy about what is right for that seat. "I can still work for the people of NSW and I can support the people of Eden-Monaro as their state member already." Andrew Constance confirms candidacy ." Ms Berejiklian said she was "extraordinarily pleased" Mr Barilaro would remain in state politics but indicated the Liberals would have to fight to hold Mr Constance's seat at a byelection. Mr Barilaro revealed on Monday that he would not contest the federal byelection, which comes after Labor MP Mike Kelly was forced to resign from Parliament due to ill-health.