Kevin Rudd has defended his Labor government’s record in power and has scoffed at suggestions that Julia Gillard was ever prime minister.
“It is unfortunate that my former deputy has given some misguided souls the impression that she has had any say in my government over the last six years. I am the Prime Minister, I have been the Prime Minister and I will be the Prime Minister for as long as the Australian people wish it so.”
Mr Rudd said that all Australians should feel particularly betrayed by Miss Gillard.
“While I have been bringing home the bacon for Australia, Miss Gillard has been telling pork pies about her role in our rich and equal society. In fact, I have discovered papers that prove Miss Gillard has been in league with the Opposition, has been trying to sabotage the economy and that she and her followers blew up the windmill.”
Radio talk show host Alan Jones has come out in vocal support of Mr Rudd, telling his national audience: “There has never been a female prime minister of Australia and there never will be.”
Latest opinion polling indicates that only 23% of Australians believe that Julia Gillard was ever Prime Minister. A spokesman for the Ministry of Truth was confident that this figure would continue to fall over the course of Mr Rudd’s “Four eyes good, two eyes bad” re-election campaign.
Recently arrested Opposition Leader Tony Abbott was unavailable for comment.