I dunno about misogyny here

Cummings is only giving the tabloid press what they want, and that is the ability to paint Symonds as Lady Macbeth.

The truly “crackers” thing about this story is not Carrie Symonds. It is that the rank misogyny displayed by Cummings this week is apparently so normal that it has passed us by almost completely unchecked. Indeed, listening to his testimony, it struck me that what the Government has needed in the last year or so is more people like the Prime Minister’s fiancée and fewer like the Prime Minister’s former friend. Let’s hope that this is the last we have heard of him, for some time at least.

Misogyny, misandry, neither is quite right. Misshaggry?

The question being why does someone gain political power merely because they’re shagging someone?

Does Carrie have political power, influence? Yep. Does she have it in her own right, as a politician? Nope.

So, why’s she got it?

Yes, the same point can and should be made about Norma, Dennis, Cherie and the rest.

13 thoughts on “I dunno about misogyny here”

  1. Woko Ohno is a greenfreak and thus a dangerous re-inforcement for Blojob’s eco-Marxist shite. Though I suspect that green garbage will have been installed by his unpleasant puke of a father. Also an eco-venom oozer–claiming “too many people on Earth” on several occasions.

    The reason Bogus is marrying her is likely because he is under her thumb. Johnson has already cheated on her once that we know of. He will do it again.

  2. The Meissen Bison

    Yes, the same point can and should be made about Norma, Dennis, Cherie and the rest.

    Not really: for one thing they were the spouses of future prime ministers well before they were the spouses of prime ministers so you would have to think of them as “sleepers” waiting for their moment of political influence.

    Furthermore, Norma actively shunned the political life of her husband; Dennis was more a one-man focus group than a seeker of influence and Cherie ploughed the furrow of her legal career.

  3. You slightly misunderstand me. The same question should be asked – no reason the answer should be the same.

  4. Don’t lump Norma and Dennis in with the likes of the Blair’s Witch. I’m not sure they ever sought to wield political clout, did they?

  5. I love women, but Carrie has a thick, rubbery, cephalopodic face that looks like it’s been crafted by a slightly dim child out of playdough.

    Boris really will shag anything, it’s a good job Morph’s girlfriend from Tony Hart’s Hartbeat didn’t catch his lascivious eye. I assume fur coats with fag burns in them aren’t safe around Prime Minister Benny Hill.

  6. Misshaggery it is for sure.
    The original piece is exquisite because, while ostensibly being pro-feminism and equality, it relies on the recognition that this is typically the woman’s route to political power, and so to try to deligitimise it is anti-woman. Very much have-cake plus eat-cake.

  7. Bryony Me Me Me Gordon sympathises with Nut Nut because they’re cut from the same cloth.
    Gordon’s rise at the DT came because she was knocking off a senior exec. I don’t even know any women who read her bullshit.

  8. Bryony Me Me Me Gordon sympathises with Nut Nut because they’re cut from the same cloth.
    Gordon’s rise at the DT came because she was knocking off a senior exec. I don’t even know any women who read her bullshit.

    She’s utterly dreadful. Comments are never allowed on her drivel cos she’d get reamed. I keep hoping that they forget and turn them on one day. It would be hilarious. And probably the only way the ugly land whale will get reamed IRL.

  9. “Here is a man of 49 who, by all accounts, spent a not insignificant time essentially running the country, behaving like a wronged schoolboy. “The Prime Minister’s girlfriend,” spat Cummings, over and over, as if he were a 15 year-old who had been wounded by his best mate’s decision to listen to his new bird instead of his oldest mate.”

    At least a 15 yr old schoolboy already recognises the danger of his mates’ reins being pulled by the sudden female attachment.. It’s one of Life’s Lessons that Things Change when a girls get involved.

    And imagine the reverse.. Female PM, handsome young buck at her side..
    Everybody + dog would fall over that one for a ton of often contradictory reasons, but both the feminazis and the establishment would be united in figuring out how much influence the attachment has on decision making…
    Especially when the PM suddenly starts to echo the attachment’s pet peeves…

  10. “The question being why does someone gain political power merely because they’re shagging someone?” – That’s obvious: because they have the time and attention of that someone. For a similar effect, see the Groom of the Stool.

  11. Of course, people gain political power merely by being the friend of someone powerful, even without shagging them. That’s the position of the courtier throughout the ages. I don’t see why it’s any more or less concerning if they are shagging them.

    The whole point of SpAds was to try to formalise courtiers, but there have always been powerful advisors who weren’t spads.

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