A Labor deputy premier has blamed his stutter after dropping the c-word when talking about Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his $5,000-per-head event.
Queensland Labor MP Steven Miles was speaking at a Labor Day event in Brisbane on Monday afternoon, comparing Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, who was in attendance at the free event, to Morrison’s exorbitant dinner.
‘Scott Morrison’s in town, he’s holding $5000-a-seat fundraisers, think about that,’ Mr Miles said at the event.
‘Albo’s here with us at Labour Day while Scott Morrison’s charging $5000 a head to have dinner with him.
‘What a cun… contrast.’
Queensland Labor MP Steven Miles was speaking at a Labor Day event in Brisbane on Monday afternoon comparing PM Scott Morrison with Labor Leader Anthony Albanese
Miles, who grinned and laughed as the crowd roared with laughter and cheered at the slip of the tongue, then introduced Albanese who he said would be more careful with his words.
At a press conference following the event, Miles said the gaffe was the result of his stutter rather than a shot at the PM.
‘I understand I might have stuttered while speaking earlier and some in the crowd might have misheard,’ he said.
Miles, who grinned and laughed as the crowd roared with laughter and cheered at the slip of the tongue, then introduced Albanese who he said would be more careful with his words
‘What I said I want to be very, very clear that I was using the word contrast, the word contrast.’
The 43-year-old, who took over from Jackie Trad as deputy premier last year, said that despite his disagreements with Morrison’s policies, he would ‘never ever use language like that’.
‘I understand that was a slight stutter and people might have misheard me but it certainly wasn’t my intention.’