Thursday, 12 February 2015

'You're too ugly to be in politics'

From The Evening Standard:

Labour local councillor Karen Danczuk risked controversy today after allegedly suggesting only “pretty” people should go into politics.

She is said to have made the remark to Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman. She tweeted: “When I first met Harriet Harman I noticed how dowdy she looked.”

Ms Danczuk could not be contacted in time for comment and it was not clear whether she made the remark in a light-hearted way or at all.

But the claim threatened to cause fresh embarrassment to the senior Labour MP who is already facing criticism for touring the country in a giant pink phallus as part of a “woman-to-woman” campaign...

Harriet Harmann shot to fame by posting “frumpies” on Twitter and has 38 followers.


Bayard said...

It's one of those nice coincidences in life that her husband is called Simon Rochdale and he is the Labour MP for Rochdale.

DBC Reed said...

She also has to fit Simon Danczuk MP into her complicated lifestyle.

Bayard said...

It was a typo, how sad.

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, bloody Hell, did he have the town renamed after himself?

DBC, just wait until they rename it 'Danczuk'.

DBC Reed said...

Rudy Vallee reacted to the news that they were going to name the Hollywood street he'd lived in for years Rue de Pyramid by suggesting that they instead called it Rue de Vallee, as a fitting tribute to the first king of pop.They declined.He announced he was going to change his name to Rudy Pyramid.