Warren Entsch loses the plot, swears at KAP candidate Joy Marriott
Warren caught out again telling porkies, first in Weipa and now Cairns. No deal with ALP or Greens
The battle lines have been drawn in the Far North between incumbent Federal Liberal Member for Leichardt Warren Entsch and KAP senate candidate Joy Marriott after Mr Entsch allegedly abused Ms Marriott at a landowners forum at the weekend.
Monday saw a round of media conferences in Cairns with Joy Marriott and fellow candidate for Leichardt, Brad Tassell condemning Mr Entsch for telling Ms Marriott to “F**K off” in front of witnesses at the Lakeland forum.
Pouring fuel onto the fire he started, Mr Entsch dug himself deeper and deeper into the hole by denying he swore and refusing to apologise to Ms Marriott.
Claiming KAP had done a preference deal with the ALP and Greens was absurd and easily confirmed they had not, both candidates said.
Brandishing how to vote cards at the television interviews, Mr Tassell and Ms Marriott clearly explained that no deal had been done with the Greens or Labor and in fact both parties were placed last and second last on KAP tickets.
Ms Marriott said she felt intimidated and disgusted about Mr Entsch’s behaviour which was inappropriate at a public meeting.
“Warren Entsch has lost the plot, and I think he has been affected by two serious accidents he had recently when he was hospitalised for head injuries,” Ms Marriott said.
Compounding Mr Entsch’s aggressiveness and anger was the tight exchange of preferences between independent Dan McCarthy and KAP’s Brad Tassell that will in effect, according to KAP sources, prevent Mr Entsch from being re-elected.
“Mr Entsch seriously mishandled the truth again on ABC radio on Monday by claiming KAP was doing an exchange of preferences with the ALP and Greens,” Mr Tassell said.
Having a more circumspect outlook than Mr Entsch, Brad Tassell said he was prepared for either himself or Mr McCarthy to win the seat, “as long as we get rid of the major parties,” he added.
Posted on June 21, 2016, in Katters Australia Party, Liberal National Party, Local News, media, Politicians, Queensland Politics and tagged bob katter, Elcetion 2016, Joy Marriott, Warren Entsch. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.