A series of text messages between Peter Slipper and Clive Palmer have revealed the behind-the-scenes story of the independent MP’s one night membership of the Palmer United Party.
Slipper: hey big fella. wassup wit u?
Palmer: very busy. i am organising a party
Slipper: cool! im not doing anything tonight. can i come?
Palmer: pete mate. it is a serious party. you wouldnt fit in
Slipper: clivester! i am a serious party guy. are there young people?
Palmer: of course. my party is for everybody. except maybe you
Slipper: i want in, big fella. what do i need 2 do?
Palmer: let me think about it. i can put your name down for the party if you like
Slipper: mate that would be amazing!!! ill get some piss and be right over
Palmer: pete i think you misunderstand me. its not that sort of party
Slipper: relax my friend! moderation is my middle name. hope u dont mind but i let the press know im going 2 be at yr party
Palmer: THE PRESS!!! pete i think we just hit an iceberg
Slipper: sorry mate. didnt realise it was meant to be a secret
Palmer: pete ive had a chat with the guys here and weve decided your membership of the party is ceased forthwith
Slipper: thats a bummer. cant u least wait til i get there? 🙁
Palmer: mate maybe another time. theres a lot of politics involved. you understand surely?
Slipper: totes. dont worry jabba. ill find something else. the night is young and so am i!!! xx
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