Category: Tory stuff

Jeremy Corbyn, an elderly white man with thin white and grey hair, sitting on the front bench of the House of Commons wearing a white shirt, red tie and dark grey suit jacket.

Stupid woman: sexist? Ableist?

Earlier this week Jeremy Corbyn was widely criticised in the media and on social media for supposedly mouthing “stupid woman” at Theresa May, the prime minister, during a parliamentary debate. Corbyn claims he actually...

A bridge to Ireland?

In an interview with the Sunday Times, which is paywalled, Boris Johnson, the former British foreign secretary recently notorious for his derogatory remarks about Muslim women, attacked the prime minister’s plans for Brexit, boasting...

Christopher Chope, upskirting and Parliamentary games

A Tory called Christopher ChopeGave perverts everywhere hope.‘Hooray!’ said these twits,‘We can film women’s bits!Maybe next make it legal to grope?’— Jonathan Coe (@jonathancoe) June 15, 2018 Yesterday a bill was expected to go...

The White People’s Party

Over the last few months there have been some low-profile media stories about Islamophobia at various levels of the Conservative party. Yesterday there was an interview on the Independent with a former Tory parliamentary...

Propaganda is not care

I saw a graphic that was presented next to an article for childminders on how to teach ‘British values’, as now required by the government, and the schools inspectorate Ofsted (which also governs children’s...

Thatcher cannot be judged on the 1970s

BBC Question Time from Finchley, north London, 11th April 2013 (available in UK until 11th April 2014) Last night the BBC’s weekly Question Time programme was filmed in Finchley, the area of north London...

Don’t be tempted not to vote!

Yesterday, in response to the abstention by most Labour MPs (and the party itself; forty Labour MPs voted against, including John McDonnell and Dennis Skinner) on the retrospective legislation to excuse the government for...

Dorries, Galloway and the problem of MPs’ leave

Nadine Dorries, the conservative (with a small ‘c’) Tory MP for Mid-Bedfordshire, has been suspended from her party (and likely faces de-selection in the run-up to the next general election) following her travel to...