Bill Cook
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Who called who stupid. https://splinternews.com/british-parliament-fully-melts-down...

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Its seems to be through the looking glass time all over the place there

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A Daily Mail journalist was ejected from an Irish embassy reception in London after heckling the ambassador with shouts of “boring” and “Brexit”.

Joanna Bell, who also writes for the London Evening Standard, was escorted from the premises after interrupting a speech by the Irish ambassador to the UK, Adrian O’Neill, on Monday, it has emerged.

A Brexiter, Bell took offence at the diplomat’s reference to a possible second referendum and shouted her interjections across a room filled with British politicians and officials including the chancellor, Philip Hammond, and Jeffrey Archer.

After several outbursts she was asked to leave the embassy’s “politics and press” party, part of Westminster’s Christmas social calendar.

Guests at the reception made clear that the ambassador had never said that the British “should” hold a second referendum, but rather had made a humorous remark linking it to a Rolling Stone song.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/19/daily-mail-...

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People got all offended over someone yelling "You lie!" during Obama's speech and then you have the UK where the parliament yells over each other all day.
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Drunk uncle steve pees himself all the time, I do it at just *one* wedding and its 'gross' and 'immature.' Total hypocracy!
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Corbyn's off-the-cuff under-the-breath remark probably was "Stupid Woman".

But put it in the context of the hysterical response from Conservative backbenchers and the vitriolic "Queen of Night" precursor from Mrs May.

"Chickens pecking in a mirror". ???
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spike1 wrote:

Corbyn's off-the-cuff under-the-breath remark probably was "Stupid Woman".

But put it in the context of the hysterical response from Conservative backbenchers and the vitriolic "Queen of Night" precursor from Mrs May.

"Chickens pecking in a mirror". ???


The lip-reader the Speaker used said they couldn't be sure, it was between that and "Stupid people".

It's a distraction and diversion. That the media is jumping on it tells us a lot about 1)the way the 24-hour news cycle works 2)the biases of the owners and producers of most of the news. But, hey, lets get distracted by this, not May's continued attempt to circumvent parliamentary democracy,the divisions in her own cabinet, to avoid a sorely needed election, to the massive crisis that is currently engulfing the British state. All this on the day that a Conservative government is openly talking about putting troops on the streets in a police role, for fucks sake...
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Well someone has to re-arrange those chairs on the good ship Titanic.
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mlcarter815 wrote:
People got all offended over someone yelling "You lie!" during Obama's speech and then you have the UK where the parliament yells over each other all day.

They yell - but they cannot yell or say "you lie" or "liar" or anything like that. For example a Tory MP was rebuked by the Speaker for saying "Read my lips: I do not believe him".
 
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Edward Sexby wrote:
spike1 wrote:

Corbyn's off-the-cuff under-the-breath remark probably was "Stupid Woman".

But put it in the context of the hysterical response from Conservative backbenchers and the vitriolic "Queen of Night" precursor from Mrs May.

"Chickens pecking in a mirror". ???


The lip-reader the Speaker used said they couldn't be sure, it was between that and "Stupid people".

It's a distraction and diversion. That the media is jumping on it tells us a lot about 1)the way the 24-hour news cycle works 2)the biases of the owners and producers of most of the news.


Absolutely - there was a similar thing a while ago where a Tory minister was alleged to have shouted "you stupid bitch" at Yvette Cooper. He claimed he shouted "leadership pitch".

Also there wasn't the uproar about the reinstatement of Elphicke and Griffiths see https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/12/tory-mps-su...
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May knows she can't say anything positive or defend her handling of Brexit so she takes a chance opportunity to deflect criticism by resorting to a desperate character assassination attempt via invoking a claim of sexism instead. Especially convenient when the target is the leader of a party already under scrutiny for antisemitic behaviour

Did Corbyn mutter "Stupid woman" under his breath or did he say "Stupid people"? The answer should be... WHO THE HELL CARES?! Both male and female politicians have used the term "stupid man" plenty of times and no one bats an eyelid because there's absolutely no reason why they should. The gender part of statements like these (in this context at least) is nothing for any sane person to be offended about at all and is just said as a descriptive. The emphasis is obviously intended to be the "stupid" part when it comes to being insulting and not the gender part.

Also, it's apparently a massive scandal for Corbyn to state the glaringly obvious that Theresa May is in fact a woman when calling her stupid (after she turned parliament into a literal pantomime) but she finds it perfectly acceptable to body shame him?

Theresa May wrote:
“Jeremy Corbyn’s minders can put him into a smart blue suit for an interview with Jeremy Paxman – but with his position on Brexit, he will find himself alone and naked in the negotiating chamber of the European Union."

"Now I know that’s an image that doesn’t bear thinking about. But actually this is very serious."


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/30/corbyn-woul...
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