3 July, 2016. 19:09
ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact
RETREATING TO HIS PARENTS HOME on Queensland’s methamphetamine coast, former MP Wyatt Roy has locked himself in his bedroom to contemplate life while listening to Coldplay.
Faced with having to re-enter society as a normal working human being, Roy says he’s not quite ready.
“How can Bob Katter have a 10% swing toward him and I get shafted?” queried the 26-year-old.
“What the hell am I supposed to do now? I thought I was going to be the next Chris Pyne! Now I have to buy a fucking pill press or something,”
“Three types of people in Longman own Porches. Doctors, lawyers and people who own a pill press. I’m cooked now, I’ll have to move to Brisbane.”
So rather than tackle the voices inside his head, the Gemini has chosen to listen to Yellow on repeat, whereas a normal person would just go to the pub and shout inside.
Perhaps I could recommend to young Wyatt a Delltones track entitled “Get a Job” or perhaps dig into his adolescence spent with Christopher Pyne, Mal Brough, Peter Hendy, James Ashby and others and write his own song about arrogant overreach, crash and burn and the sadness you can self inflict.
Won’t he get a Pension?
Asking for a friend.
No pension, 10yrs service, work for the dole I guess. No skills poor kid !