Last night, former Prime Minister and sauce-bottle-shaker Kevin Rudd took part in a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’. At first, it seemed like he was just really keen to promote his new book. However, in light of his recent interview with Leigh Sales, the NBN was a hot topic and it seems he isn’t quite done with slamming it, or the Murdoch media, yet.
Rudd, even as PM, seemingly relished the media coverage he received, giving colourful interviews on shows like The Chaser’s War On Everything and Rove. His Reddit AMA was a lot more serious in tone than those appearances and he took to answering questions about his greatest achievements as PM, his love of Yarralumla Turkish Pide and strangely, that his favourite ‘flavour’ of meat pie is Four’N’Twenty (that’s not a flavour, Kev).
Yet the brunt of the questioning focused around the NBN. It was Reddit user ahly96 who asked the former PM whether he thought that there should be a royal commission into the ‘debacle’ and Rudd’s answer was a resounding yes. You can see the conversation below:
He also dropped this on Abbott, just to rub it in:
Some users began to suggest that Rudd speaking out about these issues now was a little convenient, given that he is trying to launch an autobiography. Rudd knocked that idea on its head.
If you’re interested in more thoughts from the ex-PM, you can view the thread in its entirety here.