Mhairi Black Compares Intersex People to Gingers

Guido’s just caught up with the debate on reforming the Gender Recognition Act in Westminster Hall yesterday, which saw SNP MP Mhairi Black conflate the prevelance of gingers with that of intersex people. Clashing over the issue, Tory MP Miriam Cates – who has a Cambridge degree in genetics – claimed human beings cannot change sex. Black intervened:

“People often think that we have male and female, but the truth is that 1-2% of the global population is born intersex, which means they present characteristics of both sexes. To put that into perspective, 1-2% of the population are ginger – so is she telling me she doesn’t believe in ginger people”

Oddly, Cates didn’t really dismiss the point. Looking into the figures, 6% of Scots self-identify as ginger. The figure for intersex people in Scotland doesn’t seem to be available, however the 1-2% figure cited by Black has been widely criticised and can be revised to around 0.018%Not quite the mic drop moment Mhairi was hoping for…

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SNP Data Gathering Hypocrisy

Like almost every millennial, Mhairi Black was tweeting nonsense last night. Her target? The very standard Tory operation to gather data on sympathetic voters. Linking to a CCHQ-run website calledGet Brexit Done – Tell your MP to back an election, Black wrote:

“The Tories have launched a data mining website called get-brexit-done.com

Under the giant SEND button there’s then some tiny text explaining that by clicking the giant send button, you’re consenting to CCHQ emailing you everything they’re up to, which seems dubious at best.”

SNP MPs and MSP piled in on the shocking discovery, condemning the non-branded data mining and the emails it sent to remain MPs. The same MPs who, until 2018, were responsible for a website called www.ref.scot – a totally unbranded website bar a tiny sentence at the bottom saying it was promoted by the SNP.

The SNP also have six campaigns running on their own party’s website, which similarly collect your name, email address and postcode once you press SEND. The greatest hypocrisy, however, is the SNP criticising the Tories’ data strategy, when only one year ago they were found out to have been buying data on British voters from NationBuilder for seven years – a company accused by Facebook of violating its users’ privacy.

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What’s Mhairi Doing?

Late last night when prorogation finally took place, a cheeky Mhairi Black made some jerky hand gestures during the proceedings. What was she miming..?

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Mhairi Black Digs Deep

Mhairi Black is always one to get stuck in – and here she is digging deep on College Green after the SNP walked out of PMQs. Euuughhh…

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Mhairi Black’s Maiden Speech in Full

The 20 year old Baby of the House delivers her maiden speech:

“Because I am an MP, I am the only 20 year-old in the whole of the UK who the Chancellor is prepared to help with housing.” 

A star is born…

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House of Tw*ts

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How many is too many? There are now more MPs on Twitter than ever before with 88% of honourable Members on the social network, including a full 96% of new MPs. What could possibly go wrong…

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Let the leaky DMs commence…

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