As much as we are loathe to do it, you can’t help but marvel at the wide manner of ways in which Clive Palmer has managed to stay front and centre in the news cycle this past week. Shortly after spectacularly scuttling the Carbon Tax Repeal legislation yesterday in one of the all-time great parliamentary backflips, Palmer appeared on the ABC‘s 7:30 Report in an interview segment with Sarah Ferguson. Not taking terribly kindly to questions about his mining interests, Clive stormed out of the interview, ensuring his place in the news cycle remains secure for the time being.
“Everything you’ve just said is not true. This is just a beat up by the Chinese that don’t want to pay for our iron ore, they want to take over our ports, uses their lobbyists, flash their money around because they’re a state-owned company and subvert Australian democracy.”