General Election 2019

General Election 2019: Red man to the left of me buffoon to the right

BY Joseph Rachman   /  28 November 2019

Something of a lull today in the election after two hectic days marked by Corbyn’s public evisceration by Andrew Neil, and Labour’s response of leaking hundreds of pages of government documents which it claimed were proof of Tory plans to sell of the NHS to  American companies.

The news that seems to have gained most traction has centred on an article Boris Johnson wrote some 24 years ago in The Spectator about the “appalling proliferation of single mothers”. The article which termed single mothers “uppity and irresponsible” and decried the “feebleness of modern Briton, [and] his inability to take control of his woman” is a bad look for Boris.

The revelations were awkwardly timed coming as Johnson unveiled a statue of the first woman to sit in the House of Commons, Lady Nancy Astor, while pledging to “support women to reach their full potential” and to recruit more women into the Conservative Party. The revelation has also sparked accusations of hypocrisy given the ongoing allegations about Johnson’s own private life.


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