September 19th, 2011

Quotes of the Day

It seems the Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone hasn’t quite worked out what the first word of her title means:

“Because otherwise if you leave it to – I’m going to say men in this case because that’s the way the world has worked – you get terrible decisions. Look at the mess the world is in, and look who has been in charge. I leave it there.”

And kudos to Tory MP Philip Davis for his retort:

“One of the most terrible decisions that men have made was making her Equalities Minister, so I suppose you can see where she is coming from…”


126 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Phillip Davis is class!

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    • 5

      Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir and Indira Gandhi were all women leaders involved in wars.

      Apart from Madamme Curie I am struggling for a world class woman inventor or scientist.

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      • 8
        AC1 says:

        Curie managed to kill herself from her “discovery”.

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      • 14
        smoggie says:

        Gro Harlem Brundtland was probably the only woman leader who never actually started a war.

        Merkel still has time.

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        • 95
          Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

          A lot of female leaders have come to power because of who their husband / father was (think Indira Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto, Megawati Sukarnoputri, Sheikha Fasina, Cory Aquino, Cristina Kirchner) but of the rest they have been a mixed bag.

          I think it’s generally agreed that Michelle Bachelet did a decent job in Chile, as did Helen Clark in New Zealand and of course Maggie was superb. Angela Merkel was ok in Germany until the Euro crisis but now seems totally inept. Gloria Arroyo in the Philippines is pretty poor and Tansu Ciller didn’t have many fans in Turkey in the end.

          There haven’t been many outright female despots although Madame Mao was pretty nasty.

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        • 102
          Norman Scotts dog says:

          Kinnochios daughter in law is Danish top bitch in show. I don’t think shes a ginger.

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      • 44
        Lord Stansted says:

        Emmy Noether

        But I expect you’re too thick to have heard of her.

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        • 70
          The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

          Forgive me my Lord, but I think we should all rejoice in the contributions to maths and physics made by Fraulein Noether. And all other women who have given great things to the world, Hildegard of Bingen for one. (Listens for frantic googling in Stansted Towers).

          By the way, just because someone doesn’t know something doesn’t necessarily make them thick, does it?

          Anyway, I think Ms. Featherstone is having a whinge because she feels a little left out and hasn’t stopped to think about what she has said (a common failing amongst second rate politicians).

          Lynne clearly does not think the stuff that truly great men have achieved is worth a mention (abolition of slavery, old age pensions, universal free education etc.). Perhaps she should stop talking tosh and build on the legacy that some men have given her.

          Remember Lynne, engage brain before operating mouth.

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      • 50
        The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

        Don’t forget Mrs. Bandaranaike. She did a wonderful job in Ceylon, insurrection, state of emergency, corruption, closing down opposition newspapers. I reckon she didn’t really do any of that stuff, it must have been those pesky men!!

        Well done Lynne for standing up for women, they always get it right. Don’t they?

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        OMG, PLEASE, NOT DOLLY!!! says:

        Try Rosalind Franklin – though her brilliant work was written out of history whilst Watson and Crick took all the credit.

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    • 10
      Troll says:

      disrespect a woman and you end up in jail

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      misterned says:

      Men may earn most money, and have most of the most powerful jobs, but who spends the most money?

      Men earn it, women have fun spending it and they claim that this is a MAN’s world???

      Are they having a larf? If we lived in a man’s world, then domestic violence against men would have equal validity as a social issue as domestic violence against women.

      If we lived in a man’s world, then health care would focus on men’s illnesses instead of women’s

      If we lived in a man’s world, physical strength would be valued over emotion.

      If we lived in a man’s world we would not get loyalty points at the supermarket checkout, we would get blowjobs!

      We have been manipulated by women for centuries so that men get the responsibility and women get the perks!

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    • 68
      Lynne Featherbrain says:

      Men is howwid and wotten and if I don’t get mine own way, I’ll scweam & scweam until I is sick as a pawwot…..

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      Must get a pseudonym one day says:

      Class MP indeed, but they’re fixing it so that Philip Davies’ Shipley constituency disappears in the Boundary Review, and with no neighbouring vacancy.

      Cast-Iron Dave may not get mad, but he gets even.

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  2. 2
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Anyway the Equalities minster is as good for small buisness as the climate change minister for buisness and families, at Least Hunt is screwing everyone equalliy i suppose.

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    • 11
      AC1 says:

      The job of equalities minister is to make sure that no sensible business would ever hire a woman of child-bearing age, and thus they all go off and have babies.

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  3. 3
    Southern Softy says:

    It’s no good making wimmin ‘Equalities Minister’ as they just don’t get it.
    The lead was taken by Harry-ette Harmperson, and it was not good.

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  4. 4
    Frankly, they're all thieving c.unts. says:

    I make her right.

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  5. 6
    Flim flam says:

    Oh the pain of it all. Poor old Lynne Featherhead, the pin up girl of Bedlam.

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  6. 7
    mokfey says:

    ……………………….and, dear female minister, it was only after women were enfranchised that we suffered two world wars…………….

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      The Other Bloke says:

      Technically not quite right. Although the suffragettes caused Edwardians as much grief as the Fenians they only got the vote after WW1.

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  7. 9
    mark oaten's toothbrush says:

    Sarah ‘it’s the way i tell em’ Teather, Vince’s chimney comments and now this.

    Once again the Lib Dems prove they are unfit for office, although Lynne may get a job on Loose Women once these fools are wiped out at the next election

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  8. 12
    gully says:

    harperson……..enough said!

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  9. 13
    Ewanme says:

    Well said that gal !!!

    Men ain’t all they is cracked up to be , darlin x .

    Plus , they is bigger gossips an peddlers of tittle-tattle than wot we is .

    To the man wot’s about to point out my spellin mistake : get lost an grow a pair , babes x .

    E x .

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  10. 15
    Polythesis says:

    But this is exactly what you get when you start to promote one supposedly unequal group above another group, it is a recipe, no a guarantee that the end result will be more inequality, more intergroup stress and conflict, but worst of all we get pathetic twats like Featherstone promoted way beyond
    her abilities.

    All that is going to happen is that certain groups are picked on for imagined crimes as other groups seek advantage, an ever decreasing circle of diminishing returns with each favoured group empowered to pick on and blame other groups for their own failures.

    In reality, the very last government post with any use or validity is the so called equalities minister, in fact it is divisive, dangerous and a weapon for those who need to trample on others to get ahead. Real equality has never needed a rich parasitical leech like Featherstone.

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  11. 17
    HenryVIII says:

    Off with her head

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  12. 19
    Anonymous says:

    ‘Positive discrimination ‘. Another misnomer.

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  13. 21
    Ol' Blue Eyes says:

    Featherstone is exactly the sort of women who should be kept barefoot and pregnant.

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  14. 22
    Lynne Featherstone says:

    There, there, dear, don’t cry so Margaret (Moran), men are all wicked bullies that don’t understand the difficulties of running three homes at the same time when the dry rot has set in and it’s so difficult to remember which house you are supposed to be living in from week to week, now if we had been in charge of the economy things would have been different, (weep!), here, dry your eyes with this tissue of lies.

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  15. 24
    Featherstone is sexist says:

    Total Policies Interviewed this sexist woman about her job she seem entirely oblivious of the fact that many men face discrimination Mostly notably (fathers, male cancer sufferers, victims of domesitc violence, boys at school, male teachers etc etc). Here’s the transcript:

    Q. So, how do you define your remit?

    A. “I have women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.”

    http://www.totalpolitics.com/articles/159682/profile-lynne-featherstone.thtml

    She simply doesn’t believe part of her jobs to tackle discrimination against men (unless they gay or cut their genitals off or something).

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  16. 25
    Sophie says:

    How can we have an Equalities Minister who can use such derogatory stereotypes about one gender?

    Surely that is the kind of blanket discrimination her & fellow Femi-Nazi Harriet Harmen are trying to stamp out under the jackboot of equality policy?

    Who votes for the likes of Featherstone?

    As a women I am shocked how such a small time narrow minded anti British bigot could have risen so far.

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  17. 26
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    whatever next, Jade Goody as cultre sec?

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  18. 33
    Mornington Crescent says:

    This is the same bint who wants to abolish sex on passports, as it were:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2038965/British-passports-gender-free-spare-feelings-transgender-people.html

    FFS, what is Camera-on doing letting loons like her in the Govt?

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    • 60
      Archer Karcher says:

      Establishing, with deep regret and feeling sick to the stomach, the new European Supreme Soviet Empire?

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    • 92
      rocknrolla says:

      Why can nobody understand or accept that Cameron is a guardian reading, BBC watching liberal? He is slightly more conservative that the likes of Clegg but he is in no way a Tory and he is supportive of all the changes to society over the last 5 decades and even believes that opposing the EU makes one a r4c1st. The man is an utter cretin who has more in common with Toynbee and Harperson than any normal English people.

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      • 111
        Lord Carrington's Binoculars says:

        I’ve figured it out…..

        ‘Cameron’s wetter than the bottom of Ted Heath’s boat’

        I thank you.

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      • 115
        Brooding Log Cabin Nutter says:

        When are all those so-called SAS heroe’s sulking their lives away in Hereford going to do something really useful for Queen and Country and do an “Iranian Embassy” on 10 Downing Street?

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  19. 39
    Harridan Harmanhater says:

    ‘All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others’.

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  20. 41
    Cameron is a Cunt says:

    cameron will have anyone he thinks he can boss around in government

    cameron is a big girls blouse

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  21. 51
    Hootch says:

    Guido

    How about Cable’s moronic comments today.

    If he wants to find out what war is all about……..visit Selly Oak.

    Idiot

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  22. 52
    Moral Collapse Blair says:

    I was always for equality

    I was always for social justice

    I was always for financial reponsibility

    That is why i left the country with greater inequalities, greater social injusticices and financial collapse

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  23. 52
    Lynne Fatherbrain says:

    Are her comments a breach of any sex discrimination laws.

    If any men work in any equalities department or for her Lib Dem constituency then they can now prove they face a hostile and sexist environment.

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  24. 54
    plonk says:

    whatever next, Jade Goody as cultre sec?

    She considered the offer but then went cold on the idea

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  25. 56
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    thank God we are blessed with such high class talant in the Mother/Father of Parliaments.

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      Brooding Log Cabin Nutter says:

      Mother Billy, mother. There’s no father to the bastard parliament’s of the commonwealth replete as indeed they are in each of the countries of the UK, with a bunch of greedy, self-serving cretinous swine and perverts. (Now I know you’re sensitive about this latter label Billy but don’t take it to heart)

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  26. 57
    Comment of the day ??? says:

    Cable by name… F**king twat by nature!

    Piss fucking poor. Spose we’ll have to stare at it for the two weeks.

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  27. 58
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I’m going to be emailing people to let them know what our key message to the country will be at Labour’s Annual Conference next week in Liverpool – be one of the first to know. Sign up for email updates here: http://www.labour.org.uk

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  28. 62
    Historian says:

    Guido

    Somtimes it it worthwhile to have a little perspective

    Women have held power and influence in many Western (and Eastern) countries for more than a decade

    They have made as many mistakes as men.It would take a book to cite them…

    It is time this cheap so-called vote catching stops

    (Like “marriage” for homosexuals – who are already unnatural by their practises (and plastic arseholes) and by definition (otherwise there would no longer be any childen in this world) but also because marriage since the beginning of time has ALWAYS bctween between a man and a woman for the purposes of procreation)

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  29. 66
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    And this is the thanks we ge for giving them the fucking vote!

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      Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      Yes something else invented by men, democracy.

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        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

        Think it was winston Churchill that said

        “Democracy is the worst sort of government we have apart from all the others that we have tried”

        Or words to that effect.

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  30. 73
    Fuck Westminster, fuck the government and fuck the judiciary says:

    Fucking pikeys get a stay of execution until Friday.

    This country is the fucking pits.

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    • 79
      Voice of Reason says:

      Yep, it’s fucking amazing that after all this time and high court action these parasites can still escape planning laws. Ship the lot back to Romania or Ireland or wherever their supposed to come from. They seem to be the only ‘travellers’ who don’t want to travel.

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    • 90
      Reespect...innit ? says:

      Eets the ‘uman rites act arteecul ayt innit ? priveet an’ familee life…respect to Tonee ee noo ‘ow to get fings rite forrus traveloors !!

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    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Yes because the world is full of great women who invented things….well OK I can’t actually think one one at the moment.

    Featherstone is typical of the lefty men hating lesbian hags that infest politics.

    For decades our banks worked very well when run by middle aged white men, it was only in 1997 that it all went to rat shit here.

    In the USA it was the leftists like Featherstone who decided that even mongs should be allowed to own a home so under Clinton and his dyke hags they set about handing out money left right and centre.

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  32. 83

    While talking of incompetent women leaders, I am surprised no-one has mentioned Julia(r) Gillard, the Welsh Aussie!

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    • 88
      QWERTY says:

      Ah but she might just be incompetent because she’s Welsh.

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    • 91
      I've got one in my summer house says:

      Most Australians are squatting free, gratis and for nothing on someone else’s floor, somewhere on the planet. When they filled in their postal voting form I doubt they were that bothered about who would be in charge back home.

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    QWERTY says:

    Featherstone should also be reminded that in WW1 it was lesbians like Emily Pankhurst and her mates that supported the war and actively encouraged their dykes activists to shame any young boy who wasn’t signed up for the slaughter in France to go off and get blown away or rot in a pile of human body parts and shit.

    Isn’t it odd that Pankhurst never said to the Government, let’s raise an army of women to go off and fight and then we will have earned our right to vote.

    No the dozy dykes decided to to their bit, by making the weapons of death and getting well paid for it whilst their sons, brothers and fathers were sent off for slaughter. In fact the women enjoyed it so much the Government couldn’t get the idle hags out of the pubs so they had to introduce the drinking restrictions we’ve had for years.

    Yes, the ladies must have had it really bad in WW1, unlike the men who really enjoyed being mowed down at the rate of a 1000 per minute by Germans, that sounds a real hoot.

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    Rupert my Hero says:

    Lock her up with Moran & let them fight over the Strap On.

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    not a machine says:

    I lost count of how many speakers yesterday infered/said Daily Mail readers wont like this . As for the one about not sucking up to the press , and being an uncorruptable independent (and ergo truthful voice at the same time) political party , is an interesting slight of hand .

    To make out that the 50p tax is some sort of , first on the list of Tory favours to the rich ,is a little unfair , It wouldnt be the first one to cut on my list if I was considering which methods may produce stable growth , although it seemed Vince was no longer sure if high taxation was the lefts cure all , either . I think the current taxation is doing its job , I might have made an appeal to business to comply with a 12 month high corporate rate , to try and take a chunk out of the debt , but that would have given stock market troubles .
    Vince touched on the problem of people who now cannot get credit , due to going bust with labours wanton easy credit disaster .

    Obamas speech was repetative and political , seemingly the problem/solution was adrift of his own polices , very low level kind of admission the USA is bust.

    anyone taking money on Chukka Umah replacing slippery ed ??

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  36. 97
    Women's Libby says:

    Well said @ Ewanme. Though the silly bint Featherstone came across as if she did not know her arse from her elbow. You should have written her speech Ewanme.

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  37. 99
    Polly T says:

    Where’s Gordon on the list? scratch

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    Lady Thatcher, hermaphrodite and former president says:

    Dear Mr. C ole,

    You may be too young to remember, dear.

    I was an opportunist ©unt who was given the chance to set this country on the road to ruin by millions of moronic voters via our system of ‘democracy’, whereby the sheeple vote for the least worst option, supposedly.

    The choice in 1979 was between myself, a TOTAL ©UNT, and James Callaghan, a failed ©UNT.

    The people went for me because I was a prick and a ©unt all in one, dear.

    I set to work straight away: killing hope; killing jobs; killing industry, and ultimately, killing foreigners.

    On the back of all this killing, to my credit, the banks and financiers grew stronger and wealthier.

    It would become known as “The Trickle-down Effect” where feel-good economics, based on nothing but hot air, inflated the banks greed and the sheeple’s sense of well-being, whilst that “You are entitled to shit-loads of credit” leaflet dropped through the letter box.

    Indeed, the very people who had been made unemployable by ME were now targeted by the wanky banks for unrepayable loans we all knew were just gonna generate revenue for the , err ……….

    …………….BANKS.

    I, Lady Margaret Thatcher, declare myself to be the architect of the downfall of “prudence” with regard to Britain’s economy.

    Others followed but they are just tinkerers.

    Brown selling our gold off for nothing; John Major trying to fertilise Curry’s eggs; Heseltine and Westland, are all nothing compared to what I signed off.

    Something got me started, others followed, and it resulted in the ©unting mess your world is facing today.

    Vote Conservative !!!

    Margaret x

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  39. 107

    Equalities in govt is always hipocritical, this is no surpise. We have an ‘equalities’ minister, countered by a minister for women. Suprisingly no minister for men. Shock.

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    Damocles's shit blog says:

    The punctuation was slightly squiffy. Apart from that; I didn’t.

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  41. 114
    Lynne Featherbrain says:

    Featherstone is by far the biggest idiot in the coalition:

    “In April 2006 one of Featherstone’s researchers received a hoax email warning about an apparent date rape drug called Progesterex.[13] Featherstone submitted a question to a government minister inquiring “what assessment he has made of the use of progesterex in cases of date rape”. Paul Goggins replied in the House of Commons that Progesterex did not exist: “It has been the subject of a hoax e-mail”.[14][15] The hoax first originated in 1999.[16] Featherstone criticised the minister’s response, stating “they need to do more to discover the unearthly monster who sends them out” and that “their cavalier attitude will not do”.,[17] However, critics such as fellow Liberal Democrat James Graham castigated Featherstone’s conduct in “criticising the Home Office for not having a response to made up drugs and made up crimes”, stating “trivialising rape in this way without bothering to do basic research first doesn’t help anybody”.[18]”

    In April 2007, Featherstone was forced to return large quantities of stationery after her office ordered £22,000 worth in the previous month in an attempt to beat new rules on stationery allowances. Featherstone blamed a staff member for the incident, stating she “knew nothing”. In a leaked email, Parliamentary official Cliff Harris reportedly stated “it’s quite alarming when you see that Lynne Featherstone spent over £22,000 in one month, the equivalent to three years of the new capped rate”.[19] Featherstone subsequently said she would be putting in place better office procedures.[20]

    She came to the attention of the national media in 2008 when she was criticized by Conservative Member of the London Assembly Brian Coleman for calling 999 (the UK’s emergency number) when her boiler began making noises and sparking. Coleman referred to her as a “dizzy airhead”, Featherstone responded by calling his comments “sexist” and “political” in nature.[21][22] A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman told the BBC: “If it’s obvious that there has been an ongoing problem with the boiler, then you can call a plumber. But if your boiler suddenly starts making strange noises in the middle of the night, call the fire brigade.”

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  42. 117

    Another bitch who needs a good holing.

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  43. 120
    Philip Davies says:

    It’s DaviEs – fucking DAVIES not DAVIS! Christ don’t you lot know the difference?

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