‘Even union members say he should pull out’: Peta Credlin’s VIOLATIONS verdict on Dan Andrews’ and a missing $1.3 billion Covid fund – amid speculation SHE could hire prime minister in next election
- Sky News presenter says Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has ‘hypnotic hold’ on Victoria
- Tradies tell PM to fuck off at protests, according to Peta Credlin
- Credlin claims there is a ‘stench enveloping this state’ associated with Victoria
- Claimed Melbourne building block is not about public health
Sky News presenter Peta Credlin has addressed Prime Minister Daniel Andrews about a missing $1.3 billion intended to be used in hospitals during the pandemic, lamenting that something is “very rotten in the state of Victoria”.
Tony Abbott’s chief of staff became an influential media commentator – some say he could take on Andrews next year – saying even the unions are turning against him.
“It must be telling that the regular union members Andrews has relied on for years to flood polling booths are now marching through the streets of Melbourne telling him to fuck off,” Ms Credlin told her Sky audience on Wednesday night. .
Sky News presenter Peta Credlin has been tipped by some to run against Daniel Andrews for the state prime minister in the 2022 Victorian election
Referring to “the hypnotic hold the cult of Dan has over the state of Victoria,” Ms Credlin asked her viewers, “How long do you think Scott Morrison could be Prime Minister if the Liberal Party was on the board and taking matters through the courts?” treat, but somehow that’s just tolerated in Victoria.
“But that’s just the beginning of the stench that envelops this state.
“A state where the prime minister can announce $1.3 billion dollars for another 4,000 ICU beds last April, but now no beds and no explanation of where the money went.”
Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has been accused of lying about lockdowns by Sky News presenter Peta Credlin
After playing a clip of Mr Andrews saying last year that ‘we won’t be going in and out of lockdown in 2021’, Ms Credlin said: ‘Here we are, the seventh week of our sixth shutdown. What a lie that was, Daniel Andrews.’
She added that Melburnians take to the streets “demanding that enough is enough” in the latest violent outbursts between “tired trader” and the police.
“No matter how much the CFMEU and the Andrews administration want to twist it all and pretend otherwise, these protests have started from within the union movement.
“Many CFMEU members (are) deeply unhappy about mandatory vaccinations and very angry that their industry has been closed (for) two weeks, even though it is critical to the economy.”
Protesters at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. Protests started Monday over new Covid-19 vaccine requirements for construction workers but turned into larger and sometimes violent demonstrations against lockdown restrictions in general
Ms Credlin also disputed who was involved in the Melbourne protests.
“Despite the hours of delay, many of the drivers trapped on the WestGate Freeway yesterday didn’t seem to think (the protesters) were either neo-Nazis or non-Australian idiots.”
Ms Credlin said Mr Andrews’ reason for closing the construction sector because of 350 Covid cases made no sense as with 320,000 employees that was just 0.1 percent cases.
‘Healthcare isn’t what it’s about. It’s about a prime minister challenging his power from his own CFMEU power base, and he doesn’t like it.
‘If you want to make vaccinations compulsory, start with your own officials. Prime Minister,” she said, adding that Mr Andrews should also force all Victorian state MPs to be vaccinated.
“This state needs to reclaim some of the controls you’ve imposed and restore the freedoms you stole and let parliament sit again. Bring back control.’
Peta Credlin arrives at the Melbourne Club for her 50th birthday party. Notable attendees included Tony Abbott, Alan Jones and Sky News presenter Paul Murray
Last March, an all-star line-up of Australian politics and media gathered to celebrate Ms Credlin’s 50th birthday at a function that also served as a rallying point for allies seeking to position her as a future leader of the Victorian Liberal Party.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott – still close friends with his former chief of staff – and Sky News co-presenter and powerful Sydney broadcaster Alan Jones were among the 100 or so guests invited to the party at the Melbourne Club, the social home of the city company and elite of society.
Conservative commentator Steve Price wrote in Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper at the time that Ms Credlin should be Victoria’s next Prime Minister.
Mr Price is pushing for Ms Credlin to be dropped into a safe Liberal seat so she can enter state parliament and have time to tangle with Mr Andrews before the November 2022 election.