Barnaby Joyce has told journalists that it was actually his new partner – Vikki Campion – who had the idea for him not to take any personal responsibility for his choices and to abandon any remaining sense of perspective.
“I would never have lost the ability to take responsibility for my actions if she hadn’t pressured me into it,” Mr Joyce said. “And let’s not forget about the new baby Seb. He’s got a lot to answer for as well. I’m not the only person in this”.
Mr Joyce said he was surprised at how quick people were to hold him accountable for the decisions he made.
“People have criticised me for a lot of things lately, and in responding to those criticisms I’ve shown that I’ve totally lost touch with reality. That’s Vikki for you”.