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The Deputy Prime Minister's Comments On Rum And Drinking Are ~Interesting~

"I'll have a quiet rum rather than sit down with a square bear."

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Driving on country roads in a Toyota Land Cruiser, Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has given a revealing interview about drinking, fighting and facing Tony Windsor at the coming election.

The interview was shot by satirical news website Betoota Advocate which was able to spend time with Joyce in northern NSW ahead of the election.

"I've given up drinking a lot of it, put it that way," said Joyce about rumors of his hard drinking on rum.

"I'll have a quiet rum rather than sit down with a square bear with a mate and see if we remember by the second one."

(A square bear = a bottle of Bundaberg rum, which has a polar bear logo).

Betoota Advocate editor Clancy Overell (middle), himself smoking a cigarette and sharing a Tooheys New stubbie with the deputy PM around a campfire, then pushed Joyce on his reputation as a bar brawler.

"You never hold anyone to anything they've done when they've had a few beers. A gentleman always keeps his confidences and sometimes things happen," said Joyce.

"There's nothing worse than someone tiddle tadding is there? Park under your hat and move on."

He also interviews Tony Windsor, who is presented as the "Outback Bernie Sanders". According to the editor Joyce is the Donald Trump of the outback race.

"If you want to get with the future go with the old bloke," said Windsor as he jokes about Joyce's house-riding style.

"if you want to stay in the past, vote for the young bloke."

The full interview is now online and bathe in the real Aussie blokeness of the entire exercise

View this video on YouTube