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NSW Speaker reveals Michael Daley’s ‘uncontrolled, irrational rage’ that left her in tears

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The Speaker of the NSW Parliament has come out with some astonishing allegations about Opposition leader Michael Daley.

Just days out from the state election, Liberal MP Shelley Hancock has renewed accusations that the alternate premier was drunk in parliament and says his behaviour is “frightening”.

Ms Hancock tells Alan Jones the incident in 2011 left her in tears, but says his behaviour has only gotten worse in the years since.

“Michael Daley has not denied that he was drunk. We were sitting late that night, it was early in the morning,” says the Speaker of the House.

“He can be very controlled and rational one minute, and then there’s this sudden, uncontrolled, irrational rage that you see.

“And that’s disturbing and it’s frightening.

“I’ve been around politics for a long time, about 30 years… and I’ve never witnessed anything like it.

“It was alcohol-fuelled back then but it’s happened many times since.”

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The revelations about Mr Daley’s personality come on top of a disturbing story in The Daily Telegraph.

The Opposition leader was captured on film during a ‘politics in the pub’ session in the Blue Mountains, attacking Asian migration.

“Our young children will flee and who are they being replaced with? They are being replaced by young people from typically Asia with PhDs,’’ Mr Daley said.

Just two months later, Mr Daley contradicted himself by hosting a Chinese-only press conference at Parliament House, praising the community’s contribution to Sydney.

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