Clive palmer looks back on his time in parliament and says dont go into politics

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CLIVE Palmer has revealed his thoughts about running for politics in Australia, and why he’d never do it again.

The former Palmer United Party leader has told Channel Sevens Sunrise that since leaving politics, he has had some time to reflect on life and said he would never go back to Canberra.

He said federal Parliament was not where the power is.

I think I have reflected on a lot of things. I realised I would not want to go work back to Canberra, he said.

It is not where power is. This morning they are talking about a Triple-A credit rating and our budget. But they do not tell the people of Australia that our budget is not calculated the same way as the state budget. It is just a mirage. Every year they say the government needs budget repair. They denied the Australian people what the true situation is.

@CliveFPalmer has lost one third of his body weight. Down from 158kgs. "It's about what you put in your mouth." #7News

When asked what advice he had for Senator Pauline Hanson, who facing rifts within her own party after WA Senator Rod Culleton quit One Nation today, he had one piece of advice.

Dont be a politician. Give your wife a hug. Love your children. Enjoy life. There is more to it, he said.

He also said he had his own issues when he got the balance of power in the Senate.

The reality is that when I got the balance of power, that scared the major political parties, he said.

They tried to fragment our boat and have a lot of little parties, which they have been successful at doing. They try to disrupt you and take it.

People are vain, but you have to remember that you have to be in politics that the results you can deliver to Australia.

Mr Palmer has shed a third of his body weight, but said he has got 20 kilograms to go before he reaches his goal weight.

He has dropped 40kg in four months, going from 158kg to 104kg.