Nationals destabilised as Barnaby Joyce declares he would stand for leadership

By Paul Karp

Michael McCormack says he is not going anywhere but MPs are critical of his performance

Barnaby Joyce has declared he will be a candidate if the deputy prime minister, Michael McCormack, spills the Nationals leadership, but the current Nationals leader insists he is going nowhere.

The declaration of intent by Joyce to the Northern Daily Leader on Friday will keep the spotlight trained on internal party tensions after the former Nationals leader suggested in October he would retake the leadership if drafted but denied doing the numbers.

Continue reading… Read More