It’s hard to believe that an unmarried, middle-aged woman with a nose that prominent could be engaging in shifty behavior behind the scenes.
But I guess there’s a first for everything.
Gladys Berejiklian has resigned as the New South Wales premier and will leave parliament after the state’s anti-corruption watchdog revealed it was investigating whether she broke the law by failing to report the conduct of her ex-lover, the former Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire.
In a bombshell announcement on Friday, Berejiklian said she had been given “no choice” but to resign as premier after the Independent Commission Against Corruption (Icac) revealed it was investigating whether she had been involved in “a breach of public trust” between 2012 and 2018 because of her relationship with Maguire.
“My resignation as premier could not happen at a worse time, but the timing is completely outside of my control, as the Icac has chosen to take this action during the most challenging weeks of the most challenging times in the history of NSW,” she said at a hastily arranged press conference during which she did not take questions.
“That is the Icac’s prerogative. Resigning at this time is against every instinct in my being and something which I do not want to do. I love my job, and serving the community, but I have been given no option following the statement issued.”
NEW – Australia’s Gladys Berejiklian quits as New South Wales premier over an anti-corruption probe. pic.twitter.com/oIX6zWOLHQ
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) October 1, 2021
Why has New South Wales 🇦🇺 Premier Gladys Berejiklian resigned?
Two weeks ago Clive Palmer told the 🌍 that she was being directed by lobbyists who had been paid 10s of millions of dollars by AstraZeneca + Pfizer to drive policy@MichaelPSenger @NeverSleever pic.twitter.com/L5IH46Qsb1
— J.S.7.3 (@13orangesbc) October 1, 2021
Berejiklian has consistently denied she acted improperly during her relationship with Maguire, and she maintained that on Friday: “I state categorically that I have always acted with the highest level of integrity.”
“History will demonstrate I have executed my duties again with the highest level of integrity for the benefit of the people of NSW, for who I have had the privilege to serve,” she said.
Insisting that she did not want to become “a distraction” for the government as NSW attempted to exit the three-month lockdown caused by an outbreak of Covid-19, Berejiklian said simply standing aside while Icac conducted its investigation was “not an option”.
Aussies in NSW shouldn’t be too quick to celebrate.
You can be sure that whoever replaces this Arab bitch is likely to be even more tyrannical and lockdown mad than she is.