‘I fancy Malcolm [Turnbull] is like the big red bunger. You’re lighting up, there’s a bit of a fizz, then nothing. Nothing.’
An updated, gift edition of the bestselling The Book of Paul, presenting the one and only Mr Paul Keating – at his straight-shooting, scumbag-calling, merciless best.
Paul lets rip – on John Howard: ‘The little desiccated coconut is under pressure and he is attacking anything he can get his hands on.’
On Peter Costello: ‘The thing about poor old Costello is he is all tip and no iceberg.’
On John Hewson: ‘[His performance] is like being flogged with a warm lettuce.’
On Tony Abbott: ‘If Tony Abbott ends up the prime minister of Australia, you’ve got to say, God help us.’
And that’s just a taste.