Barnaby Joyce reinstated as leader of the Nationals

Barnaby Joyce has been reinstated as the leader of the Nationals and Deputy Prime Minister.

In a party room meeting in Canberra this morning Michael McCormack was spilled from the leadership in favour of his predecessor, who had stood down during the Turnbull era over a scandal involving his relationship with a former staff member, a woman who is now his partner and mother to his two small sons.

Today on Please Explain, Tory Maguire is joined by chief political correspondent David Crowe to discuss what the re-election of Barnaby Joyce as Nationals leader could mean for Scott Morrison and the Liberal Party.

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