Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Must not call a female stupid

Britain: William Hague was today forced to explain himself in the Commons after calling a Labour MP a ‘stupid woman’.  The Foreign Secretary insisted he had never intended to cause any offence after mouthing the words during Prime Minister’s Questions.

As Labour MP Cathy Jamieson asked David Cameron about donations to the Tory party, Mr Hague was seen on the frontbench muttering 'stupid woman, stupid woman'.

Labour's Fiona O'Donnell later called on Speaker John Bercow to ensure ‘there are lines which [MPs] do not cross’ and urged Mr Hague to ‘apologise to ensure that his reputation, but also the reputation of this place, is not damaged by such behaviour.’

In response Mr Hague said: ‘I mutter many things in this House. Others shout them rather louder than I do but I mutter many things under my breath and I never intend any offence to any other honourable members.’

However, Labour tried to capitalise on the row, accusing Mr Hague of being sexist.



Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, stupidity is too wide spread in our society to label any one group, especially one of the "special" groups protected by political correctness. But, in spite of PC, the truth is the truth.

Anonymous said...

They are lucky they don't don't have to contend with the likes of Nancy Pelosi. But then, letting her blather unscripted is proof of her "intelligence," or lack thereof.

Anonymous said...

Pelosi's picture should be in the dictionary under the definition for delusional.

Anonymous said...

Pelosi is living proof of.Abe Lincoln's adage "it is better to be silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt".