By MAMAMIA NEWS
Wowee. Nicola Roxon just opened up a can of serious angry on Kevin Rudd.
While delivering the highly regarded John Button Lecture this evening, the former Attorney General and Health Minister spoke in depth about the past six years of Labor government, and offered her political party some seriously tough love about the future.
In her speech, she gave 10 housekeeping tips for members of a future Labor government, which included advice like, “Labor needs to welcome debate – not fear it.”
But the segment of her speech that everyone is talking about, is her discussion of Kevin Rudd’s treatment of Julia Gillard, other politicians, political staff and public servants and why the party made the decision to remove Rudd from power in 2010.
During her speech, Roxon said that, “Removing Kevin was an act of political bastardry, for sure. But this act of political bastardry was made possible only because Kevin had been such a bastard himself to so many people.”
Here’s the context of that firey smack down and her analysis of how the ALP removed Kevin Rudd as leader: