‘Dick pic’ row exposes Tory hypocrisy about permissible behaviour

Really, Brandon Lewis – that big? The Conservative Party chairman discusses the size of… his own hypocrisy. He’s underestimating.

Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis would be regretting he spoke up about this – if he had the slightest shred of self-awareness.

Mr Lewis – misnamed “The voice of women in politics” by his party – seems to think that it is inappropriate for the Labour Party to put forward Sally Keeble as a candidate for election because, it seems, she pressed the “like” button for a ‘dick pic’ on Twitter – an image of male genitalia.

No – the “optics” (as the way a topic looks has been described by pretentious political commentators lately) are terrible. Labour followers have been having fun with this all day. Some have suggested possibilities regarding the picture that was the subject of Ms Keeble’s arousal…

… although the above seems unlikely. Apologies to those of a weak constitution who are shocked at having to see this particular example of one, so many years after the person concerned left public life.

Others made more pointed remarks – about the behaviour of Conservative representatives:

And Ash hasn’t even scratched the surface. What about the mountain of porn that was found on a computer in Damian Green’s office, back in 2008? He rose to a Cabinet position as Work and Pensions Secretary before that particular issue brought him down (it was really repulsive porn).

And what about the infamous “sex spreadsheet” listing 36 Conservative MPs whose alleged sexual indiscretions would make liking a “dick pic” shrink to insignificance?

That good, eh? That reminds me – I posted my own two-penn’orth on this subject: “Will there be a trend of people liking dick pics in protest at this? And will those protestors find themselves victimised for it by a future Brandon Lewis?”

Maybe not.

Maybe by then, Conservative Party leaders will have learned to have a proper sense of proportion.

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  1. Justin February 5, 2019 at 12:43 am - Reply

    next they be telling us there strong and stable, either that or there putting Viagra on expenses which might explain why there is going sky high

  2. Colin Clarke February 5, 2019 at 12:59 am - Reply

    I find it hard to believe any lady worth her salt would “like” a picture of a Tory, no matter who!

    • Mike Sivier February 5, 2019 at 1:56 am - Reply

      Er, it wasn’t a Tory.

  3. boromoor February 5, 2019 at 3:30 am - Reply

    At least it wasn’t stuck in a pig.

  4. nmac064 February 5, 2019 at 10:34 am - Reply

    More sordid and hypocritical nasty Tories. Dishonesty and hypocrisy is all these odious people have.

  5. Pat Sheehan February 5, 2019 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    And yet these torys are just soooooooooo popular with a certain large chunk of their adoring constituents! Presumably – for some – integrity, morality and honesty in their elected ‘member’ are anathema!

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