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Australia Alan Jones tears up live on-air in emotional tribute to struggling farmers

14:30  15 october  2019
14:30  15 october  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Sky News host Alan Jones has broken down in tears live on-air while delivering an emotional tribute to farmers struggling to make ends meet as drought continues to ravage the country.

Continuing his criticism of the government’s response to the drought, Mr Jones panned Scott Morrison for focusing on “side issues” to the drought.

“Drought and the farmer are now a massive political issue,” he said.

“The backlash against the government is viral.

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“Yet in Question time today, it was as if the drought didn't exist.”

It follows Mr Jones’ fiery 2GB interview with the prime minister on Tuesday, during which he begged Mr Morrison to provide fodder, water and freight so that farmers wouldn't have to send their breeding stock to slaughter.

Mr Jones said the prime minister’s response “disappointed millions of Australians”.

“He just didn’t understand,” he said.

Mr Jones was then moved to tears as he addressed the farmers who are begging the government for help.

“We will fight, because I have been exactly where the people of Bourke are,” he said.

“My old man would be ashamed of me if I didn't fight.”

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