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Gladys Berejiklian has denied calling prime minister Scott Morrison a ‘bully’ and ‘evil’ and insisted the pair are on good terms despite reports of flaring tensions.  

Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, the premier outright denied reports that she had resorted to name calling behind the prime minister’s back. 

‘I completely say do not believe what you read,’ she told reporters. ‘Can I say this, a number of times, some of you in this room might not like what I’m about to say.

‘A number of times I’ve read things during the course of this pandemic that hasn’t been based on fact. 

‘I always say listen to the briefings and what we say here, because that is fact.’

Gladys Berejiklian has denied calling prime minister Scott Morrison a 'bully' and 'evil' and insisted the pair are on good terms despite reports of flaring tensions

Gladys Berejiklian has denied calling prime minister Scott Morrison a 'bully' and 'evil' and insisted the pair are on good terms despite reports of flaring tensions

Gladys Berejiklian has denied calling prime minister Scott Morrison a ‘bully’ and ‘evil’ and insisted the pair are on good terms despite reports of flaring tensions

Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, the premier outright denied reports that she had resorted to name calling behind the prime minister's back

Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, the premier outright denied reports that she had resorted to name calling behind the prime minister's back

Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, the premier outright denied reports that she had resorted to name calling behind the prime minister’s back

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Ms Berejiklian told colleagues she believed Mr Morrison was a ‘bully’ and described his behaviour as ‘evil’.     

Ms Berejiklian was pressed by reporters to corroborate the claim before she vehemently denied the rumours. The premier had nothing but praise for Mr Morrison.

‘Can I thank the prime minister for his support during the entire course of the pandemic, but especially in relation to this outbreak,’ she said.

‘Those extra doses of Pfizer he was able to give to New South Wales are making a real difference, and I have thanked him privately. I also want to thank him publicly for that incredible support.’  

Senior colleagues say the premier was left fuming after a source from the prime minister’s office contacted The Sunday Telegraph.

They told the paper the prime minister had advised Ms Berejiklian to impose a state-wide lockdown days before she introduced one on August 14. 

The source claimed Ms Berejiklian vented her outrage during private discussions viewed the leak as an attempt to undermine her authority. 

‘Usually he briefs against her for doing her job with some measure of competence,’ they claimed. 

‘He doesn’t like the contrast – he makes himself look big by trying to make others look small.’ 

NSW ministers say the premier slammed the claims from Mr Morrison’s office as lies. 

‘Gladys lost her sh**. She said ‘That’s rubbish, that’s absolute rubbish’,’ a NSW minister told news.com.au.

‘She said, ‘If they want to start backgrounding on stuff like this, maybe it’s time I started leaking stuff that the PM says to me that never comes to fruition, like on vaccines’.’     

More to come 

Source: Daily Mail

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