Gillard welshed on deal: Rudd

Kevin Rudd says he offered to stand aside for Julia Gillard at the end of 2010.

Kevin Rudd says he offered to stand aside for Julia Gillard to become prime minister at the end of 2010 if the government was facing election defeat — but Ms Gillard welshed on the agreement just minutes after it was made.

For the first time, Mr Rudd has spoken on the record about the pivotal meeting with Ms Gillard in the prime minister’s Parliament House office on the evening of June 23, 2010, witnessed by Labor elder John Faulkner.

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