Page 3 of this week’s CityNews is sadly missing bikini girls (or even boys).
But it does have an astonishing interview by Jorian Gardner with Labor’s John Hargreaves. (I have checked with Jorian and he confirmed that the interview was, in fact, conducted after lunch for whatever that may be worth).
Right up the top is the curious belief that the Greens are occupying seats that belong to the Labor party:
- “I will be looking forward to leading the team in Brindabella at the next election to take back the seat that is rightfully Labor’s.”
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And there’s far too much information about how he views the relationship with the Greens:
- “It’s sort of like a fantasy world between an engagement and a marriage, and it ain’t quite either,” he said, “It’s slightly more than platonic but I wouldn’t say it’s kissing and cuddling though.”
Possibly more interesting is when the conversation turns to the subject of the Labor leadership. After some strangeness and evasion the last line comes through loud and clear:
- “What I will say is that I give Jon Stanhope as much loyalty as he gives me.”
UPDATE: The article is now online in its own right.
FURTHER UPDATE: Brendan Smyth is beside himself with excitement in response to this edition of CityNews hitting the streets.