Sunday, 8 March 2015

Breaking up

This weekend we have seen Ed Milliband up in Edinburgh, addressing a special conference of the Labour Party, more or less pleading with the Scots to vote for him.  Why?  Because he's a nice guy, because we shouldn't take any risks, because he will force politicians to take part in TV debates for our entertainment (you didn't think it was for our edification (haha) did you?).

I am irresistibly reminded of the opening scene from Spaced.

Meanwhile we have the fragrant David Hamilton, Labour MP and unreconstructed Scottish male.  In his speech at the special conference he attacked the SNP by way of criticising Nicola Sturgeon's hairstyle and height.  This was swiftly followed up on Twitter by plaudits from the more Neanderthal elements of his party.  Really boys?  Let's not bother engaging with the issues, the important thing
is that we criticise a woman's appearance for not confirming to our stereotypical notions.  Way to go on alienating the female vote there lads, and on eve of International Women's Day too.

As ever, Twitter's response was swift and funny.  Be afraid.  Be very afraid.

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