Even ‘Thicky’ Nicky Morgan can school Theresa May about her fashion faux pas

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She was a duff Education Secretary but even ‘Thicky’ Nicky Morgan knows better than to flaunt her own wealth in the faces of the poor.

That is a lesson Theresa May has yet to learn and – as prime minister – it means she is setting a terrible example.

And the only real leadership, as we know, is by example.

Downing Street made it worse with a suggestion that Ms Morgan had been brought to a previous meeting by Alistair Burt, prompting her texted barb, “No man brings me to Downing Street. Your team invites me.”

This Writer would also like to raise the comments made by a Twitter user whose name must (for now, at least) remain mislaid by me (sorry). The comment is pertinent to the sexism implied by Downing Street’s attitude and the main lesson of this story.

It is this (bolding mine): “Before it’s said, people aren’t criticising May’s clothes because of her gender – Any politician who spends £995 on trousers is out of touch.”

An angry exchange of texts between former minister Nicky Morgan and one of Theresa May’s top aides has been leaked, threatening to reignite a row over the prime minister’s £995 leather trousers.

On Friday, the Guardian reported that Morgan, the former education secretary and leading advocate for a less harsh Brexit, had been cut from a list of moderate Conservative MPs due to meet May at Downing Street.

Morgan had been included in a group comprising Alistair Burt, Nicholas Soames, Nick Herbert and Anna Soubry, who were to see the prime minister to discuss the strategy for handling the upcoming article 50 negotiations.

However, Morgan had her invitation rescinded after she raised doubts about May’s decision to be photographed in the leather trousers, fellow backbenchers said.

“I don’t have leather trousers. I don’t think I’ve ever spent that much on anything apart from my wedding dress,” Morgan had said.

Source: Theresa May trousers row: angry text exchange between Tories revealed | Politics | The Guardian

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6 thoughts on “Even ‘Thicky’ Nicky Morgan can school Theresa May about her fashion faux pas

  1. Christine Cullen

    I heard on the radio today that Nicky Morgan is in the habit of carrying around a £950 designer bag, so I think they’re both as bad as each other. The current childish spat is indicative of the calibre, or lack of it, of both of them. Flaunting expensive clothes or expensive anythings whilst subjecting the majority of the population to austerity and everything that goes with it, plus colluding in making your rich pals richer, is just unforgivable. And having a tit for tat public spat about who spends what on clothes and accessories is really beyond the pale, and a symptom of everything that is wrong with the Tories.
    Meanwhile my LibDem MP continues to wring his hands and cry crocodile tears at possible plans to close our local hospital and the state of social care in our London borough, despite having voted for the ridiculous Health and Social Care bill in the coalition days. This is what the newspaper headlines should be about until something concrete is done; not two spoilt, childish women who wouldn’t know a bedpan, a walking frame or a sick and neglected disabled or elderly person if they saw one!

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      If the information about Nicky Morgan’s bag is right, then it is indeed a tit-for-tat spat, and hopefully very harmful to the Tories.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      On the part of someone.
      It’s handy, though, because it shows that the Tories are divided – and on silly little things.

      1. joanna

        This is looking a little bit like a “let them eat cake” moment, pity we can’t chop their heads off.

        Though to be fair Marie Antoinette never uttered those words, she was just a vacuous tramp, just TM and NM!!!!

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