What planet is he on?
"Might I remind you that when we closed down the live animal export industry, it was around about the same time that we started seeing a lot of people arriving in boats in Australia."
And so says Barnaby Joyce, our Deputy PM, in perhaps one of the more bizarre comments ever made about live export.
Whoever would have thought boatloads of cattle would be such successful barriers to that veritable navy of refugee boats that Indonesia was just waiting to launch to attack Australia?
As Labor backbencher Nick Champion told Sky News: "It's hard to believe this man is deputy prime minister."
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