July 2nd, 2014

Mumsnet Idea Lacks Fun

The yummy-mummy lobby are throwing their prams at the toys this morning, with Mumsnet campaigning to turn our democracy into an online coffee morning. 40,000 keyboard warriors have signed a petition demanding a ban on PMQs, aka the only bit of Commons action that anyone actually watches. Tory MPs are grumbling and smell a lefty stich up. “I’m proud to be on the side of Winston Churchill,” says Tory heckler Alec Shelbrooke, “rather than with those who want to take the passion out of politics.” The Tories know exactly who this over-feminisation of politics will help: “PMQs is about proof of leadership, that’s why so many people watch it. Bercow is rescuing Miliband everytime he interrupts.” Presumably if the politicians don’t do as they’re told by the mums, they will be sent to bed with no tea.


  1. 1
    Itchy Scrote says:

    Oh dear. This should lead to some “interesting” comments from the window-lickers.


    • 8
      Owen Jones says:

      You know I like my bread cut into soldiers jeez I hate you mother.


      • 58
        UKIP if you want to says:

        Is that a NONTCN reference? I think so. You are the pits of the earth! You ought to be made to sit in a pile of your own puke!


      • 64
        HenryV says:

        Soldiers? I am surprised at you, surely you mean something less aggressive like community activists or out reach workers? And you mustn’t cut them all thin they need to be different sizes because we don’t to exclude anybody. And brown bread as well as white………


    • 12
      Where there's blame there's a claim says:

      Hey ladies don’t complain about us blokes being a bunch of C*nts you’re the one’s who brought us up.


    • 32
      The majority of the public says:

      Mumsnet’s owned by some Guardinista isn’t? Thus totally ignorable.


      • 62
        Anonymous says:

        Whose husband is Ian Katz latterly of the Graun and currently editor of Newsnight…


    • 37
      Anonymous says:

      Why not – has already resulted in at least one very dull comment from the sanctimonious pricks.


    • 38
      dai inconsolate says:

      so that’s what GF does before t’pubs open – watches PMQs – yer daft tosser – tha’ll be telling us next tha watches Top Gear – along wi’t’ other thikcoes wi’ IQs of 0-60


    • 77

      Does the wording on that giant coffee mug read VIRTUAL MOTHER?


    • 78

      By the same token he thought LOL stood for lots of love
      I m sure Dave is convinced MILF stands for More Inbreeding Less Fondling.


  2. 2
    Read what you've written, said my English teacher says:

    What does “demanding an ban PMQs” mean?
    Is this site written by the same office boy who mangles the online Torygraph?


    • 3
      Read what you've written, said my English teacher says:

      Well done, corrected now.


    • 16
      Norma Stitz says:

      “Throwing the prams at the toys”???? Who is writing this stuff?


      • 27
        Gordon McBreath says:

        They mean me- I lob prams , photocopiers, swivel chairs..whatever i can get..bigotty women need bashing


      • 60
        UKIP if you want to says:

        It is a PUN; ie. Mumsnet is full of mums, PMQs is nothing but a fun game grafted onto our democracy – therefore – rather than kids throwing toys out of prams, Mumsnet are the mums throwing their prams at toys.



  3. 4
    Hobo humping Slobo babe says:

    Hmm spot the acrostic.


  4. 5
    Nick Clegg says:

    Perfect reply from Leon.


  5. 6
    suissebob says:

    The country has been going downhill ever since they got the vote.


    • 65
      HenryV says:

      The poor or women?

      There is a correlation between women getting the vote and the rise in government spending.


      • 67
        Anonymous says:

        There’s also a correlation between women getting the vote two world wars – state bankruptcies and government spending.

        However the issue you allude to in one in which in the past women have been pidgeon-holed as home domestics, with a life that should revolve around nothing other than choring and caring for the young and old. The ‘vote’ along with 1st world war loss of life, created a situation where women had to and many preferred liberty, to the society enforced domestic role of perpetual carer to young and old. However in current society where single people and single parent families are tending to predominate, it should be recognised that we are each responsible for our own old age, and funding it, making sure those funds are available to us in old age is part and parcel of why we are prepared to have substantial amounts of our income deducted in taxation.


      • 68
        Anonymous says:

        there’s also a correlation between women getting the vote two world wars state bankrupties and rise in govt spanding -it’s called time.


  6. 7
    Gerhard says:

    This would be a petition started by Justine Roberts – founder of Mumsnet – who is married to…

    …Ian Katz.

    Small world, isn’t it?


  7. 9
    Hear All See All Say Nowt says:

    Nigel Farage has given EU hierachy another roasting, resulting in a communist style response indicating their disgust at any view opposing their own being expressed.


    • 20
      Anonymous says:

      Nigel Farage might have responded to the doubt as to why he was there, because he was actually ELECTED to represent some of their constituents.


    • 36
      Enough says:

      Verhofstadt should be hanged by the neck. He is a fat bloated obnoxious pig.


    • 49
      Immer Wieder says:

      I want all the free movements but not the political structures of the EU. No-one under 30 wants to be cut off from Europe. This speech makes me appreciate Daniel Hannan’s position all the more.


      • 66
        Anonymous says:

        None under 30 wants to be cut off from Europe?

        what, were there’s 60% youth unemployment, widespread adult unemployment and municipalities on the verge of bankrupcy??
        if you want to go on holiday in Europe it’s never needed a VISA


      • 69
        SIZE 15 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        They will listen to no alternative opinion ,everything must be regulated nothing allowed to happen by natural progressive developments , just what purpose would a federal Europe serve, a question that never receives a straight answer.
        Nigel Farage’s speech of course will never be shown by the BBC unless carefully edited to give the impression that there is no support for his position outside of the UKIP MEPs despite the strength of feeling amongst people right across the continent, who are beginning to despise everything the EU stands for.


  8. 10
    suissebob says:


  9. 11
    Banned says:

    Mumsnet is a crypto-fascist organisation for neurotic attention-whores. Just because they have used their wombs they feel qualified to peddle whatever bilge their bored tiny minds comes up with. Too much maternity leave doing sod at all at home while hubby goes out to work. Bored? Just tap away on Mumsnet to force your crazy nonsense on everyone else.


    • 14
      Yummy mummy says:

      Naturally my baby is the most important thing that has ever happened in the history of the universe.

      And I have to drive a vehicle the size of a Sherman tank. Badly.


    • 18
      Typical Middle Aged English Woman says:

      My life is sh1t, and it’s all you fault. I’m lazy, bitter, self-obsessed, overweight, and my clothes don’t fit. However, I can’t do anything about to improve things, such as exercise or positive thinking, because of the male dominated society we live in. BTW – there are no men in my life.


      • 28
        Phillipa Phlapps says:

        The pressure put on me by (gay) men to be a size ten and have the bottom of a 13 year old little league footballer is immense.


        • 50
          Mr R. Harris CBE AO, Dun Noncin, Bray, Berkshire says:

          I’d probably enjoy a 13 year old little league footballer.

          Gaaan. Giz a hug…


    • 30
      Fred the pensioner says:

      Oh really? When did it become compulsory to tune in to this website?

      Am I expected to pay for not watching it (rather like the BBC licence, which I no longer pay anyway)?


      • 70
        A woman says:

        I’ve used my womb and I’ve never bothered looking at Mumsnet.
        Sad bitches like that give the rest of us a bad name.


  10. 15
    ISIS says:

    This feminised utopia you all dream of has one little cloud on the horizon.


  11. 21
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    There is absolutely no truth in the rumour,currently doing the rounds,that I intend having a “dirty” protest at today’s PMQ’s.


  12. 22
    Mr Hotpoint fed up with the endless moaning says:

    Christ sometimes I wish I’d never invented the washing machine


  13. 25
    Anonymous says:

    MumsNet there are 63 million people in this country do you think we really care what you think/


  14. 26
    Mulla Godfrey Bloomadam says:

    These women should be cleaning behind the fridge not watching TV.


  15. 33
    scary pants says:

    Mumsnet are they kitchen table warriors with the BBC news on?


  16. 34
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Rectum out of


  17. 39
    bergen says:

    Too many labour saving devices in the kitchen gives them too much time on their hands.


  18. 40
    England is becumin a ferd world cess-pit innit says:

    Fuck off you mouthy, thick, obese Labourite cu’nts


  19. 45
    FFS says:

    Poor bloke comes home from work to his dissatisfied missus.
    Not surprised she’s been watching ‘Escape to the DIY nightmare you bought with money from the fucking attic’ all day.


  20. 46
    TO MUSNET says:

    What is wrong with shopping.


  21. 47
    Unbelievable says:

    Ladies, just turn it off. Do some knitting or bake a cake instead.


  22. 48
    Neil Down says:

    I’m not sure about this one. Miliband is a bag of shite alright but I’m not sure who can shout the loudest over 600 baying sycophants is really the best judge of a leader’s mettle. I find PMQs a complete embarassment myself.


    • 51
      Immer Wieder says:

      No-one gives a fuck what happens inside the HoC and you want to get rid of the only interesting thing that happens there?

      It’s half an hour a week so there plenty of other opportunities for a leader’s mettle to be tested.

      Mumsnet thinks dumping out a kid gives them a divine right to an opinion, usually that someone, somewhere should stop doing something. They’re literally the nanny state.


  23. 52

    Those sitting at home with the kids can appear to have a louder voice due to more spare time


    • 63
      sainbury's wine merchant says:

      They do have a louder voice, They need it sitting on the PC or watching day time tv, otherwise little Jonny would never hear her shout “Stop playing in the road or you will get run over by that drunk cow at No 24″


  24. 53

    Mumsnet ?

    I thought Dave joined up before the last election.


  25. 54
    Labour stitch-up says:

    Isn’t Mumsnet run by the wife of some Labour insider or other?

    But who gives a shit what Mumsnet thinks?


    • 56
      Gay Dave says:

      Me. Dave your Caring P.M. I give a shit.

      Mumsnet are the second most important electoral group after the bumsexers.


  26. 55
    Matron says:

    “Sent to bed with no tea” — You’re sooo out of touch Guido. You’ll be giving the cheeky little gits a clip around the ear next.

    The little darlings will be told “Mummy really would rather you didn’t do that”, then taken to the quack who will diagnose hyperactive attention disorder or some similar fashionable bollux, while Mummy goes for counselling.


  27. 57
    The Right Honourable Francis Urquhart MP says:

    Fathers 4 Justice summed them up pretty well:


  28. 71
    ben bow says:

    Surely Justine Roberts (of Mumsnet) married to ian Katz (Newsnight) feels she is now in a position to manipulate the women who belong to her creepy Blog?
    BBC is beyond redemption,.


  29. 72
    Ian Katz says:

    I think it should be Newsnight’s lead this evening.

    (Is that OK, dear?)


  30. 73
    David Cameron Is A Cunt says:

    As the Liebore party is, these days, essentially the metropolitan lefty middle classes trying to expunge their guilt over having a few bob so Mumsnet is the same people trying to expunge their guilt over adding to world overpopulation by championing various middle class lefty causes.

    They are mostly all self serving sanctimonious Hunts and as a part of the increasing, and deeply undesirable, feminisation of British society, they really must be treated with the complete and utter contempt that they so richly deserve.


  31. 74
    John Mangan says:

    Nobody can seriously think a chamber full of braying donkeys fielding sycophantic PM-scripted questions to the PM or crawling up his backside with congratulations in the hope of advancement is a democratic enhancement to a genuine democracy. Other countries manage debate without screeching and yowling like cats on heat or the Eton Debating Society in full cry. PMQs have become the “spontaneous displays of support” that just seem to suddenly erupt in dictatorships like North Korea and China ie just more political theatre for the masses and more smoke and mirrors.


  32. 75
    Anonymous says:

    Does anybody know what was the basis of the spat between Mumsnet and the Army Rumour Service that neither side wants to talk about?


  33. 82
    HandyCock @priory says:

    sent to bed with no tea…..or spanked ……mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


  34. 83
    sheldon cooper says:

    I’ve heard a few people with similar ideas recently and it makes absolutely no sense. They can tune in to BBC Parliament at any time bar that half hour of the week and watch the more straight faced debate.


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