After yesterday’s reasonably surprising news that Wyatt Roy was not spending his post-Parliamentary life relaxing on some Queensland estate but was in fact caught in the crossfire between ISIS and the Kurdish resistance in Iraq, official responses are beginning to come through from the government.
Turns out that Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is actually not so keen on a former MP diving headlong into the world’s most dangerous warzone.
“It is irresponsible of Wyatt Roy to travel to the front line of the conflict between ISIL and Kurdish forces in Northern Iraq, in a region regarded as very high risk,” Bishop said in a statement.
“He has placed himself at risk of physical harm and capture, and acted in defiance of government advice.”
She recommends that despite Wyatt’s attempt to make travelling to the Iraq/Syria area cool we should all probably cool down and not join him in whatever harebrained ‘spiritual journey’ nonsense he seems to have cooked up.
Possibly a greater crime is Roy’s obvious attempt to look like a hard bastard by growing some kind of rough, scraggly war beard. Mate, it’s not working. You were ten years old when you were elected, and you are still ten years old.
This follows Penny Wong’s condemnation of the former MP, where she demanded answers from the government as to WTF is going on here. “This seems a very unwise, and potentially dangerous act for a former member of Parliament, who should be expected to know better.
“War zones are not places for people to act out their boyhood fantasies.”
Wyatt mate. You could have just gone on a bloody Contiki trip to Southeast Asia ya bloody dill.
Source: Sky News.