Both the Leader of the Opposition and the Speaker of the House set a sorry example to the nation yesterday.
Posts Tagged: Sexism
The phrase tends to get thrown around as if it means something undeniably and wholly positive, but it’s more complicated than that.
She sounds a cautious note about policing language in the Chamber but welcomes the fact that people feel more able to come forward outside it.
Labour’s recent track record is eye-wateringly poor, but is clearly not enough to endear minority voters to the Conservatives.
When these terms are misused as catch-all boo-words, they lose their meaning and their essential value.
Interview: Kemi Badenoch – “I’m not really left-leaning on anything…I always lean right instinctively”
She voted for Davis in 2005, and her hero is Airey Neave: “The escape from Colditz is I think probably the coolest thing any British politician has ever done.”
“This is about fundamental change in the way power and authority is exercised. We will be making changes, and we want other people to make them to.”
“If you’re innocent, you have nothing to worry about, let the process take its natural course and the right will come out in the end.”
“But if something does go wrong, there aren’t any clear procedures of where someone would go to.”
WATCH: Rudd – “We must make the distinction between serious allegations and some that are just tittle tattle”
The Home Secretary says there must be “total candour” between Downing Street and the whips about “rumours or allegations” against Tory MPs.
Kelvin Hopkins’ belated suspension contrasts with the treatment of Simon Danczuk over very similar claims.
We need to make it clear that not just harassment and using prostitutes but sexist jokes and extra-marital affairs are completely unacceptable.
Lisa Nandy claims to have offered the then-Home Secretary proof that whips were using allegations to demand loyalty from MPs.
Alex Morton: Identity politics is wrong – and bad for Tories, too. So if May is staking a revival on it, her difficulties will deepen.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
Nicky Morgan: Let’s have fewer rush-jobs like women-only carriages, and more serious, considered policy-making
Politics often expects a quick answer. But the quick answer often isn’t the best. From education to Brexit, complex questions deserve proper thought.