NSW Opposition Leader John Brogden has resigned as frontrunner for the Liberal Party after revelations he labelled Bob Carr’s Malaysian-born spouse a “mail-order bride” and pinched the bottom of a lady journalist at a function final thirty days.
Mr Brogden stated he’d stick to as Member for Pittwater.
He offered an unreserved apology to Helena Carr and previous premiere, Bob Carr, when it comes to “silly laugh which is why i could just but apologise and do this sincerely”.
He additionally offered an apology to two reporters afflicted with their behavior in the July 29 function organised by the Australian Hotels Association.
“These are typically functions which were meant in jest,” he stated.
“these people were the kind of functions that i am perhaps not pleased with and can never ever be happy with,” Mr Brogden stated.
He stated he drank six beers between 7pm and 10pm in the evening but would not blame the liquor.
Mr Brogden stated lots of his colleagues had berated him for selecting to resign. (more…)