Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says he has a renewed passion for politics after watching the ABC’s Sunday night historical drama Poldark.
“It’s surprising how much Ross Poldark and I are alike,” Shorten has told the Women’s Weekly.
“We’re both headstrong and passionate men.”
“We also spend a lot of time staring off the edge of a cliff.”
“And every night, we’re both shirtless in bed, worrying about the fate of the common working man.”
Mr Shorten has also admitted that Labor’s policy platform for the next Federal election is heavily inspired by Poldark.
“Marry the person you love.”
“Jobs for all.”
“Improved health for workers.”
“And more support for the copper mining industry.”
Mr Shorten says that, like Ross Poldark, he is determined to do everything in his power to stop the money-hungry Warleggans of the world from bringing ordinary, decent people to financial ruin.
“Australia under Tony Abbott is like that episode of Poldark where Ross loses cards because the evil Warleggan cousin is cheating with a secret deck.”
“The cards are against every Australian whilst Tony ‘Warleggan’ Abbott is dealing them.”
“I demand satisfaction!”
Mr Shorten says a full outline of Labor’s policies will be revealed next year, once the second series of Poldark is screened on ABC TV.
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