Rosie Duffield: Starmer Won’t Clarify Policy on Trans Issues

Labour MP Rosie Duffield has slammed her own party over its inability to discuss trans issues properly. On the Today Programme this morning she said this failure has led to even MPs not being certain about the party’s policy. The discussion comes amidst the party’s ongoing trans rights row, and Duffield’s announcement that she’ll be avoiding this year’s Brighton conference:

“There are groups that would be at Labour Party conference that my presence would irritate … It’s hard to know how serious to take threats by people who post them online. I don’t always take them that seriously but they’re pretty awful and I did not want to subject myself and other people to that kind of abuse.” 

This isn’t the first time female MPs have felt threatened at Labour Party conference…

Whilst Duffield has been defended by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, and Speaker of the House Lindsay Hoyle, there has been a deafening silence from Keir Starmer, who has failed to meet Duffield once since the abuse began:

“He’s always positive about trying to organise a meeting, it just hasn’t happened yet. I think it is really necessary that we actually talk about this.”

He’s clearly been too busy writing his 14,000 word credo…

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Rosie Duffield Embroiled in Transsexual Rights Row (Again)

The transsexuals versus women culture war has flared up in the Labour Party again. Last night, the Labour Party’s social media lurking transsexual-taleban faction exploded after the Labour MP for Canterbury, Rosie Duffield, committed the thought-crime of liking a tweet suggesting transsexual people are “cosplaying” (the practice of dressing up as character from film or TV) “as the opposite sex”. 

This tweet proved incredibly unpopular with LGBT Labour, who called for the withdrawal of the whip and the suspension of Duffield from the parliamentary Labour Party following a pattern “…of LGBT-phobic behaviour”. This is despite the fact that the original tweet that Duffield liked was posted by a gay man.

Since the Twitter uproar, the Labour Party has said it is looking into the matter and that it “takes all complaints of homophobia or transphobia extremely seriously.” Labour isn’t going to win any votes getting caught up in arguments about the colonisation of gay culture…

This isn’t the first time that Duffield has come under fire for allegedly transphobic behaviour. Last year she liked a tweet that argued the phrase “individuals with a cervix” should say “women” instead. This is a controversial statement for Labour’s transsexual-taleban, less so for voters… 

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Rosie Duffield Admits Majority of Labour MPs “Desperate to Rejoin” the EU “at Heart”

Labour MP Rosie Duffield has let the cat out of the bag by admitting the majority of her fellow Labour MPs are “desperate to rejoin” the EU “at heart”, openly admitting she is in parliament to represent the “liberal elite”. It is very rarely a good tactic for a politician to be this truthful…

Speaking to the Huffington Post’s Commons People podcast the Canterbury MP went onto say “most people on the [Labour] frontbench who voted for this deal last week did so with a very heavy heart and they haven’t given up either”, setting out the newly formed ‘rejoiners’ tactical plan:

“We will try and shift the leadership, as and when it needs to shift towards rejoining I would imagine.

“Possibly we might even have a different sort of set up, a different leader by then, who knows.

These are the sort of damagingly truthful backbench comments the Tories can weaponise for years to come…

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Labour’s Duff Canterbury MP

Labour’s accidental Canterbury MP Rosie Duffield (majority 187) made a bit of a fool of herself on the Work and Pensions Committee yesterday, when she asked representatives of the Financial Conduct Authority how they “work together” with the Financial Services Authority, and what the FSA does. The FSA was abolished six years ago, back in 2013…

This mishap is reminiscent of a question Duffield posed to DEFRA last year, asking whether it has “assessed the potential merits of introducing a new criminal offence of theft of a pet.” She was promptly informed that “Theft of a pet is already a criminal offence under the Theft Act 1968″…

Rosie is one of a long list of hastily-selected presumed-no-hoper duff Labour Candidates along with Fiona Onasanya, Jared O’Mara, Sandy Martin, and Emma Dent-Coad. Their slim majorities and countless gaffes might make Labour take the selection process a little more seriously next time…

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Kimono No No

Labour’s new MP for Canterbury has publicly criticised a local nightclub called the Tokyo Tea Rooms because workers dressed in kimonos and “geisha-style makeup”The Labour Party is now taking cues from the kind of nutty students’ unions that banned newspapers, clapping, and sombreros.

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Paw Law

Yesterday in Parliament (Hansard)

Rosie Duffield Labour, Canterbury
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has assessed the potential merits of introducing a new criminal offence of theft of a pet.

George Eustice, The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Theft of a pet is already a criminal offence under the Theft Act 1968. The maximum penalty is 7 years imprisonment. The Sentencing Council updated its guidelines in relation to sentencing for theft offences in February 2016. The guidelines take account of the emotional distress and therefore harm that theft of personal items such as a pet can have on the victim and accordingly recommends higher penalties for such offences.

Barking mad…

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