11. Nov, 2017


Meet out new International Development Secreatry.

So she goes on this military training and she's not only treated in a grossly misogonistic way, but she then allows them to show utter contempt for our Parliament in the way they use her in a very sexist way.

It makes the mind boggle that the military hold women and also our Parliament in such contempt and she openly admits this on the BBC News website.

Later that year she was in the headlines again for a speech she gave in the Commons on poultry welfare, which turned out to be an excuse to slip some very un-parliamentary language into proceedings.

She admitted she had made the speech - with its liberal use of "lay", "laid" and "cock welfare" - as a bet, after it was exposed in a front page story in the Mail on Sunday.

"When I was at Dartmouth doing my reservist training some of my marine training officers thought it would be a good idea to try and break the ladylike persona that I maintained throughout the whole of my course by getting me to yell particular rude words during the most gruelling part of our training, and I'm happy to say that they failed in that," she said.
"But during our mess dinner at the end of the course I was fined for a misdemeanour, and the fine was to say a particular word, the abbreviation of cockerel, several times during a speech on the floor of the House of Commons and mention all of the officer's names present."

Just another flawed brick in the Tory wall.

A profile of new international development secretary Penny Mordaunt, who replaces Priti Patel.