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NSW Deputy Premier calls for Prime Minister to quit

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The Deputy Premier of New South Wales has sensationally called for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to quit before Christmas.

Nationals Leader John Barilaro has told 4BC’s Alan Jones the Federal Government’s response to the Queensland election loss shows a complete lack of leadership.

“What really got my goat on Sunday was to hear the Prime Minister of this nation turn around and say there were no federal issues that affected the State Government and the state election.

“I mean that’s just a joke. If you’re completely out of touch like that comment… in my mind it just shows there is no leadership.

“You’ve got a party in disarray, a coalition government in disarray and the community is not unified and that is all at the feet of the Prime Minister of Australia.

“My view is Turnbull should give Australians a Christmas gift and go before Christmas.”

The Prime Minister has hit back on Macquarie Radio, telling 3AW’s Neil Mitchell Mr Barilaro is “just trying to ingratiate himself with Alan”.

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