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Exhausted Firefighter Stops Truck To Tell 'The Prime Minister To Go And Get F***ed'

Exhausted Firefighter Stops Truck To Tell 'The Prime Minister To Go And Get F***ed'

A firefighter has gone viral around the world for a now iconic and quick interview with a news crew.

Paul Parker from Nelligen on the New South Wales south coast was driving a fire truck when he noticed members from the media.

He immediately stopped the vehicle and yelled: "You from the media?"

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Mr Parker then told the 7News crew: "Tell the Prime Minister to go and get f***ed from Nelligen. We really enjoy doing this s***."

Pretty curt words for Scott Morrison there. No doubt Paul's message will be delivered loud and clear.

Channel 7 followed Paul as he continued his hard work to stop the bushfires going through his village. He was seen lying beside the road, having collapsed from exhaustion, according to Yahoo News.

Credit: Channel 7
Credit: Channel 7
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The firefighter told the news crew: "I've lost seven houses already in Nelligen and I'm not going to lose anymore. Tell the PM to come and meet me - Paul Parker from Nelligen.

"Meet you any day, pal."

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The Prime Minister has been under fire for several weeks now for seemingly not doing enough as the country he leads burns. He travelled to a region in the NSW Bega Valley last week but was met with nothing but jeers and accusations he wasn't doing his bit.

Residents in Cobargo were furious at Scott Morrison and they weren't shy about their feelings.

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Channel 9 showed vision of the Prime Minister speaking to one woman who said she would only shake his hand if he gave more money to the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Locals started yelling at the Prime Minister, with one person saying: "You're not welcome, you f***wit."

Another shouted for Mr Morrison to go back to Kirribilli, the home where he lives in Sydney with his family. The Prime Minister was also hit with 'You won't be getting any votes down here buddy', 'You're an idiot' and 'Go on, piss off'.

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Channel 9 spoke to a woman, who was fed up with a lack of federal or state attention to their area, adding: "This is not fair. We are totally forgotten down here. Every single time this area gets a flood or a fire we get nothing.

"If we lived in Sydney or on the North Coast we would be flooded with donations and emergency relief."

If you want to help those affected by the bushfire crisis, click here.

Featured Image Credit: 7News

Topics: News, Bushfires, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.