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in brief: julia gillard compares time as prime minister to game of thrones


Former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard took to The Guardian earlier this week to draw comparisons between the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones and her time as the country’s first female prime minister.

Leader of the Labor party from 2010 to 2013, Gillard said that once she started watching the hit show, based on the book series by George RR Martin, ‘fiction and reality started to collide.’

‘I first felt the addictive power of Game of Thrones when I was prime minister, living in a world where power was also pursued relentlessly, albeit far less colourfully. Certainly the characters of my world were nowhere near as good looking or exotically dressed.’

Gillard also said that her favourite character was Daenerys Targaryn, played by the ethereal Emilia Clarke, because ‘after all, what girl has not yearned for a few dragons when in a tight spot?’

She continued to review the newest episode, the long awaited first of Season Four, sharing her own opinion on the world of Game of Thrones, and praising certain elements, like the strength of the women in the series.

‘We can’t even imagine what this will look like, when good and evil intermingle so seamlessly in the words, deed and souls of so many. How much will we learn in season four?’ She asked of her readers.

All in all, it appears as though Gillard is just another avid fan of the series, waiting in enthusiastic anticipation for the next episode to grace her own television.

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