You may need a wash after reading Sarah Vine’s comments on Tory Sleaze

Sarah Vine with husband Michael Gove: Not so much a ‘golden’ couple as a grubby pair.

I was going to say, now we know where Michael Gove gets his disgusting attitudes, but it would probably be more accurate to say that these vile monsters feed off each other.

Sarah Vain Vine, wife of Mr Gove, whose rape “joke” on the BBC’s Today programme last weekend provoked a storm of outrage before being almost immediately overshadowed by the Tory sleaze spreadsheet, has graced us with her opinions on the Westminster sex scandals that are still coming to light as I write these words.

And don’t we wish she hadn’t!

She belittles, insults and patronises the victims.

She trivialises the allegations.

She victim-blames.

She epitomises the problem.

She is an entitled Tory who thinks that she, her friends and her class can do anything they like – because they have all the power – and anyone who complains is just a whining ingrate.

Be warned: If you visit the Daily Mail‘s website to read the full article, you may need a wash afterwards; her words may make you feel physically sick.

This so-called sex scandal has all the hallmarks of a moral panic.

What started as a WhatsApp group of parliamentary employees swapping notes on their bosses has turned into a mob of aggrieved ‘victims’ claiming a million sexual micro-aggressions against a number of unnamed individuals who, it seems, are not even allowed to know where they are supposed to have overstepped the mark.

Words like ‘handsy’ and ‘inappropriate’ seem to make up the bulk of the accusations — terms that can mean almost anything but, in reality, prove nothing.

If someone is upset and an MP puts a reassuring arm around her shoulder, is that inappropriate? If they make a clumsy joke, is that an ‘unwanted advance’? Knowing MPs as I do, many of them are so socially inept, they make asking for a cup of coffee sound deeply suspicious. But just because someone is a bit odd, does that make them a pervert? No.

Or perhaps that depends on your point of view. Because there is a strong cultural and generational element to this, too. Most of the accused are over 40; most of the accusers are in their 20s.

In other words, it’s the revenge of the millennials, many of whom will have had their senses of humour surgically removed at university. Theirs is a generation that seems permanently aggrieved, in a perpetual state of disgust at anyone over the age of 30.

They can’t take a joke, let alone dictation — so is it any wonder they can’t handle the pace at Westminster or the rough and tumble of parliamentary banter.

The problem with the current generation of young women is that they have somehow got it into their heads that they don’t have to stick up for themselves, or take responsibility for their own safety. Feminism has taught them that they are entitled to equality and respect, even if they have done nothing to earn it.

Common sense and the intelligent rules of human behaviour have been replaced by a childish desire to push boundaries and a touchy, uppity tendency to take offence at the slightest thing.

Source: SARAH VINE: If this hysterical Westminster witch hunt is what a world run by women looks like, count me out

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4 thoughts on “You may need a wash after reading Sarah Vine’s comments on Tory Sleaze

  1. Fibro confused

    I can’t bear to open a DM page *shudder* so can only go from the exert above, it is typical of someone who has been led down the righteous path of entitlement to think the way she does, it’s bred into people like her it’s the culture she rolls round in. Does she go on to mention the men who have been subjected to numerous advances by both sexes I wonder, what would she accuse them of being….not real men I suppose. Money and status of birth can turn people into vile self interested cruel people, there are no doubt some idiots like her in all parties in the HOC the majority will be on the blue benches. This stretches way beyond the HOC in many businesses the same thing goes on, it has for ions maybe this episode might be the catalyst for change, we can only hope!

  2. David Horton

    From Sarah Vine “Feminism has taught them that they are entitled to equality and respect, even if they have done nothing to earn it.”

    No Sarah,being human entitles them to that you ridiculous hack.

  3. Andrew challis

    Many of them socially inept, suggests they picked the wrong job in the first place, demanding the most broad minded , socially capable and skilled communicators, mostly having studied law, languages, or medicine, you wouldnt by the sound of this woman allow them to tell a childs story at bedtime, ( for fear of having night terrors screaming the house down) , it also suggests that these people ,who are men live and grew up in an environment devoid of communications with women where they would understand the sort of common sense and sensitive vocabulary required to just allow women to be comfortable in their company . An ill judged joke or smutty remark would have had them fired in a factory inthe eighties ffs, never mind thirty years down the line, so lets have it right these people arent fit to govern or govern their own behaviour , a minimum requirement for governance, is an understanding of more than fifty per cent of the population who happen to be of the opposite sex , and not unpaid interns or personal assistants or party workers. to make banter you have to have a mutually agreed currency for communicating, and that includes understanding yours and others weaknesses and avoiding being unkind or insulting, whilst accepting that someone else may ridicule your own fallibility, If these people havent managed to do that what are the pr firms they spend millions in taxpayers money employing actually doing apart from teaching them how to spin a lie. Actually since cliffords been locked up , the rug really has been pulled out!

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