January 8th, 2013

Lobby Faces Female Backlash

Last night Guido stood in solidarity with the shunned female journalists of the Lobby. After No.10 explained Dave and Nick only granted questions to men at yesterday’s mid-term review because none of the political editors in attendance were female, we named and shamed the chauvinist Mirror and New Statesman as having no female Lobby hacks between them. Guido’s feminist allies agreed:

The usual suspects were still stuck in their old ways however:


Vid via @liarpoliticians


  1. 1
    David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

    Fire in the disco, fire in the gates of hell.


  2. 2
    Harridan Harmanhater says:

    Get rid of men.


  3. 3

    Strange chaps, women.

    Jimmy, Reggie Perrin’s brother-in-law


  4. 4
    Scotticanus Ortus says:

    Why is childcare considered to be a women-only topic? I’m fairly certain there are lots of men with children out there – in fact, it seems biologically likely that most children have a father…


    • 11
      gramma says:

      For many, the farther the better.


    • 15
      Bluto says:

      The dichotomy of feminism. They want to do everything that men do (except serve as infantrymen in wars) and be treated equally but when it comes to children and other feminist issues suddenly they are different and want special privileges.


  5. 5
    Tosspot says:

    Looks like no one to mother the children then.


  6. 6
    Christian Grey says:

    I was struck by the sea of greyness as well……no pretty young female lobby fodder who I could instruct to bend over and receive my justice….such a shame.


  7. 10
    Aaron D Highside says:

    Irene Fawkes?


  8. 12

    Benjamin Franklin’s virtues:

    2. Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.


  9. 13
    Casual Observer says:

    Interesting observation: This could be about projection over sexism or misogyny though.

    There has been a subtle shift in the way the media is presenting itself which is to do with some issues going on in the middle east, as can be seen in the nominations currently going through over in the US.

    Women featuring less questioning the leaders is more likely about an apparent introduction of distance to !srael, and showing some in the world that men are indeed men. Also, it does continue the theme of managing out liberalism (hence this is not really an ‘issue’…) whilst saving some politically devisive questions from being asked at an inappropriate time.


  10. 14
    Joe Public says:

    Surely they were all at home looking after the kids


  11. 17
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    When will the Unions who control Labour elect a female leader of the Party?

    The Tories are again decades ahead of them on progressive feminist values.


  12. 17

    That Nadine fellow is a woman, isn’t he?


  13. 21
    Bluto says:

    Presser? Yuk!

    What joy Britain might be without Westminster, its lobby and the Americanised and Euro-trashed Londonerati.


  14. 29
    hank the cat says:

    Heard on the radio yesterday, Sarah Teather Lmpdem MP is known as the Right Hon Member for Watership Down as she resembles a rabbitt


  15. 30
  16. 31
    Mrs Jack Dromey says:

    Good article Guido


  17. 33
    Max Mosley says:

    A female backlash? I feel the bat-squeak of desire.


  18. 35


  19. 41
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    I would just like to know what incisive questions any of these women who were refused access wanted to ask the Prime Minister.

    It such questions could be put in written form and answered by the PM by 6.00Pm then everything can be placed on the internet and honor restored so that we can all move on.


  20. 44
    riddled wiv 'em says:

    Now, if it was a poof in a dress…..


  21. 52
    Johnny says says:

    I don’t care whether the lobby journalists are men or women, I just want them to be competent and prepared to ask difficult questions.


  22. 67
    I don't want to share the same air as Edinburgh socialist dogshite says:

    I am an equalist. Journalism in this country is a pathetic joke. Both male and female are equally shoddy in their approach to journalism these days.


  23. 76
  24. 77
    Women, know your limits says:

    If that’s the quality of the girly journos, no wonder they don’t get invited. Still, at least the tea gets made.


  25. 78
    Old Fella says:

    I like that last tweet from Helen Lewis, “Apparently @GuidoFawkes does not have a lobby pass. Also, he is a woman called Irene.” If that last one is true Guido should we now call you Irene (where does she get that one from or is there something we don’t know)


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