Harriet Harman’s advertisement for feminism

Harriet Harman has claimed female MPs will be made “invisible” if the next speaker of the House of Commons is a man.

The Mother of the House, who said she will run for the position in the wake of John Bercow’s resignation, said she felt it was important that the next person to hold the chair was a woman.

“We have had 157 speakers so far in Parliament’s history and only one woman ever,” she told Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday.

She added that while there were currently more than 200 female members of the House of Commons, with a man as prime minister and a man as the leader of the opposition, “if we put a man in the chair, it will render all those women invisible”.

Overblown and nonsensical hysteria in pursuit of personal gain from a woman. Such an advertisement for feminism……

34 comments on “Harriet Harman’s advertisement for feminism

  1. Wailing incompetent. Shouldn’t be allowed near the job.

    The worst sort of feminism. Not ‘I am the best candidate’ which manifestly wouldn’t be true, but ‘choose me ‘cos I’m a wimen or you are dissing the sisters’.

    If I were a woman, I would go for her all guns blazing.

    Dumb cluck. Devaluing all those women who are worth a lot.

  2. If they have not been invisible this year then no reason to expect them to be invisible next year if a male Speaker is chosen.

    She certainly has not had a problem speaking her mind in parliament. With male party leaders and male speaker.
    No idea why she would be invisible with another man in that seat.

  3. @Edward Lud,

    She was at the time as a speaker. Today, she’s just another remainer.

    Eleanor Laing has a huge prescense and blows Harperson out of the water (see youtube) and on the face of it would be good, but was supposedly temporarily taking over from Nigel Evans, but didn’t give the post back so has gone off my list.

    In reality, it should be Lindsay Hoyle, but a stitch-up is coming.

  4. Heaven forbid it should be Diane Abbott or Dawn Butler (but I bet they will be on the short-list: woman – check, BAME – check).

    Look how diverse we are folks. All thick as pigshit but we’ve ticked all the boxes.

  5. BoJo is foolish to allow a pack of traitors to pick another traitor. He needs to make an unprecedented intervention–refuse to acknowledge as Speaker one of their creatures. Cite Bercow’s disgrace as the new precedent.

  6. Overblown and nonsensical hysteria in pursuit of personal gain

    That would describe 90% of today’s feminism in the West.

    There was a notably specious example of this trend from Alice Thomson in the Times last week. Just middle-class entitled whining.

    And all those stupid cunts who think The Handmaid’s Tale is an indictment of Christianity and Trump’s America.

  7. Funny female solidarity did not occur to the repulsive fat sl@g when her husband was elected an MP

    “Harman’s husband, Jack Dromey, was elected as MP for Birmingham Erdington after Labour’s National Executive Committee ruled out an all-women shortlist for the constituency despite insisting on the measure in other seats.”

  8. Maybe but she would still be a good speaker. The country is facing the imposition of a highly unpopular answer to the question of the age imposed by a on the back of a vote share that may not exceed 30% or so .
    The Brexitification” of all non executive roles has never been such a danger with the speaker, the judiciary , and the Commons itself being cast as an “enemy of the people” by the vicious sect of a extreme Nationalist vandals
    A weak speaker in the pocket of the Brexit coup would take the country into a sort of cold civil war with over half of it feeling no loyalty or identity with what was a country
    David Camerons timely reminder that the referendum itself was a disgraceful farce worthy of a knuckle dragging EDL polemicist reminds us of what it is really all about

  9. Didn’t she spend years making the case for a gang of paedophiles? From the Tel:

    ‘Harriet Harman, Jack Dromey, Patricia Hewitt and the Paedophile Information Exchange

    … In 1975, the campaign group [National Council for Civil Liberties] – which lives on today as human rights watchdog Liberty – controversially granted official “affiliate” status to the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), a body which lobbied openly for child sex.
    Tom O’Carroll, PIE’s founder and described as a “sexually predatory” paedophile, was put one of the Council’s working groups, and in spring 1977 he was allowed to make a speech at the Council’s spring conference.
    During this period, the Council stepped in to defend paedophiles against “hysterical and inaccurate” newspaper attacks.’

    So it was during Harman’s time that the NCCL was transformed from a perfectly respectable communist front organisation into an “identity” organisation of the modern type. Well done, Harriet!

  10. @ Newmania
    The current speaker is *part of* the Brexit coup taking the country into a cold civil with extremist members of the minority physically attacking leaders of the majority.
    For avoidance of doubt, throwing a milkshake that hits someone *is* a physical attack. OTOH it’s less bad than terrorising his children over their Sunday lunch.

  11. Justine Greening, Anna Soubry, Anne Milton, Nicky Morgan, Heidi Allen, Amber Rudd, Claire Perry…

    … just consider that handful and see if there are any you wouldn’t prefer less visible.

    Diaphanous Abbott, Emily Thornberry…

    …invisibility would be a hopeless aspiration for these bathukolpian titans.

    On the matter of Harriet Harman and the PIE, there’s a comforting element to that sorry tale which is that progressivism can overreach itself even if the progressives aren’t themselves sufficiently pilloried.

  12. As someone else, somewhere else pointed out, surely it is more important that we don’t have a left-leaning speaker next. Bernard Weatherill was the last (from memory). Then it was the (rather good, but from Labour) Betty Boothroyd, then that Glaswegian ex-Labour oaf Martin, then the current pip-squeak, who seemed to have a conversion from very right-wing to soft left (with a bit of bullying along the way thrown in.

  13. Still pushing your “half the country” shite Facepainter? A hard core of well off London Bubble Proggie scum like you is all that is left. 3-5 million tops but the MSM shite are your creatures so the noise echoes louder within your empty heads before emerging from your arseholes. Try to stop Brexit and you will discover just how few your scumbag team is.

  14. Ah, callipygian is something than neither of them could possibly claim to be.

    I think ‘body parts’ in the plural would be more appropiate for parts that are normally to be found in pairs.

    @dearieme – more specifically deep chested.

  15. Another one of those people who demand that the average over all of history must equal the average of today.

    Of Course there’s only been one female Speaker in *all* *of* *history*, because in *all* *of* *history* there’s only been a sufficient mass of female members to pick a Speaker from in the last few decades.

  16. ‘Bathukolpian’ is fine, but ‘Bathykolpian’ is truer to the original Greek. ‘Bathycolpian’ is unacceptable, because there’s no ‘c’ in Greek.

  17. Given the random wittering of Newmania, I am beginning to miss old Arnald our erstwhile Finance officer for Guernsey Housing Association.

    His leftist dribbling was mild by comparison.

  18. Newmania – A weak speaker in the pocket of the Brexit coup would take the country into a sort of cold civil war with over half of it feeling no loyalty or identity with what was a country

    Interesting point he’s made there. And something he might himself consider. If the referendum result is overturned, there’s a lot on the leave side will be feeling no loyalty or identity with what their country has become.But there’s a fundamental difference between the two sides. The Remain side are those with a great deal larger stake in the status quo. By & large they’re the administrative, academic & self styled “educated” classes. They’re highly dependent on a complex societal structure. They’re pitting themselves against a very large slice of the working classes. Working class in the sense of those who do all the things enables a complex society to function. If I was on the Remain side, I’d be thinking long & hard before taking them on. They can survive where you can’t. They can weather a societal breakdown because they’re capable of putting the pieces back together again. You may be looking, not at a cold civil war but a warmer one. It’s their loyalty & identity to the country keeps them from your throat. And don’t expect the army or the coppers on the street to protect you. They’re largely Leave supporters.
    May you live in interesting times.

  19. BiS

    Newmy said:: with over half of it feeling no loyalty or identity with what was a country [ if we were so stupid as to leave ]

    The irony.

    But there’s a fundamental difference between the two sides.

    Not least also that Remainers on average tend more towards the supra-national, compared to Leavers who tend to identify more with / have loyalty to said country…

    Hence, his comment was more or less arse over tit from the start!

  20. If it wasn’t obvious, it’s the Remainers who are trying to give our country away – hence the usual “on its head” nature of his comment.

  21. Hariet Harpie saying “Last Speaker a man, next must be a woman”

    No Dear, that’s not equality, it’s quota based inequality

    .
    Question: Are there any good female MPs? All seem to behave like mummies or vindictive man-haters?

    .

    Quota based inequality:

    A Female ‘Firefighter’ Shows Why You’d Want a Man to Rescue You

    Dumb woman doesn’t even understand leverage or accept advice. Entry tests dumbed down for equality; fire fighting & rescue abilities not relevant.

    Watch closely, woman keeps shoulder barging door, even when she runs further she slows down before hitting and never tries to hit high or abandon failed strategy and try another – risk averse/scared.

    However, bloke throws himself at door with sole aim of going through* it – doesn’t care if he hurts himself (Bet he played “real” British Bulldogs when young)

    .
    * I was taught that about punch/kicking – don’t strike the surface, strike through the surface.

  22. Hariet Harpie saying “Last Speaker a man, next must be a woman”. No Dear, that’s not equality, it’s quota based inequality

    How’s about we pick the best person for the job regardless of their sexual characteristics? The last two speakers were self-important pricks who wanted (and have) used the speakers chair as a bully pulpit and a means of getting the extensive grace and favour perks of the job.

    Next time, maybe select a speaker that actually does the job they are chosen for i.e. a neutral, impartial and opinionated coordinator of HoC business.

    All of both Speaker’s Martin and Bercow “innovations” should be reviewed with the expectation of removal unless they genuinely add value to ALL SIDES of the HoC business.

    William Lenthall may be a good roll model to follow…

    “May it please your majesty, I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak, in this place, but as the house is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here; and I humbly ask pardon that I cannot give any other answer to what your majesty is pleased to demand of me.”

    Parliament is not a talking shop for failed barristers or the motley ranks of Oxbridge PPE graduates.

  23. bloke in spain,

    “The Remain side are those with a great deal larger stake in the status quo. By & large they’re the administrative, academic & self styled “educated” classes. They’re highly dependent on a complex societal structure. They’re pitting themselves against a very large slice of the working classes. Working class in the sense of those who do all the things enables a complex society to function. If I was on the Remain side, I’d be thinking long & hard before taking them on. They can survive where you can’t.”

    More specifically, many of them have pointless jobs that depend on the whim of the current establishment, and that could disappear. That’s why Brexit marches are in places like London and full of middle class public sector types. Not working class public sector types that paint the roads. Whatever happens, we’re going to need that done. But if people like Farage end up running the place, what happens to the diversity co-ordinators?

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