THE allure of the Labor leadership tussle has proved irresistible for independent Speaker Peter Slipper who has made a YouTube video giving his own insight into tomorrow's highly anticipated caucus ballot.

Mr Slipper - who has seen a massive upswing in his public profile in recent months, first as a Liberal turncoat and latterly as the sartorially splendid occupant of the chair - said in the minute-long video that ''while it would be entirely inappropriate for me as the independent Speaker of the House of Representatives to speculate on an outcome, what we are seeing is an exercise of democracy in action.''

Mr Slipper - whose tenure in the Speaker's position relies somewhat on the outcome of tomorrow's ballot given any early election would likely spell the end of his career - has seen fit to ''educate'' sections of the community spellbound by Labor's very public meltdown.

 

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