The media – in this case, the Mail – want to draw your attention to the fact that Bake Off judge Prue Leith has ended her membership of the Conservatives over a policy that her Tory MP son supports.
Isn’t it more revealing that she was only upset by the policy that directly affected her?
The Tories could do anything to other people and she didn’t mind at all.
Austerity has killed many thousands – Leith was quite happy about that.
Homelessness and hate crime did not stir her from her work.
She didn’t even bat an eyelid when her son voted to starve English children who have been forced into food poverty by the Conservative Party’s policies.
But the possible arrival of diseased foodstuffs from the United States has outraged her enough to quit her party membership.
I don’t know…
Does she really think the population of the UK need to be protected from low-quality foods, after thinking they didn’t deserve protection from Tory-led austerity, hate and starvation?
Or is it a pose she thinks she has to take as a media personality on a food-related TV show?
Here’s the relevant part of the story:
Prue Leith has quit the Conservative Party after the Government blocked an attempt to enshrine high food standards in law.
A Conservative source told The Mail on Sunday Ms Leith has … cancelled her party membership after growing unhappy with the Government’s stance.
Ms Leith’s son Danny Kruger, the Tory MP for Devizes in Wiltshire, voted with the Government on the Agriculture Bill, defeating an amendment that would have protected British farmers.
And here’s the public reaction:
Prue Leith's time as a Tory:
✅Child poverty: fine
✅Rising hate crime: fine
✅Growing inequality: fine
❌❌Lessening food standards: RIGHT, GET THAT FIRE EXIT DOOR, I'M OFF
— Jack Duncan🔻 (@JackDunc1) October 25, 2020
Prue Leith cancelling her Tory Party membership over food standards just draws attention to how she was happy to let all the other shit slide.
— Sid (@HertsSid) October 25, 2020
Prue Leith: "I can excuse the racism, brexit mess and the starving children, but I draw the line at food standards." pic.twitter.com/85AO7EheUA
— Luke (@Steeler2206) October 25, 2020
Prue Leith is a typical Tory. As long as Tory policies are only making millions of other people's lives a misery, she's happy to keep voting for them. As soon as one of their policies affects her personally, she's off. The very definition of selfishness.
— Frank Owen's Legendary Paintbrush (@WarmongerHodges) October 25, 2020
I remember Prue Leith on Question Time where she interrupted Laura Pidcock to tell everyone there wasn’t enough bricks to create more social housing.
— Ben (@BenJolly9) October 25, 2020
I have never watched Bake Off.
Considering the fact that it has employed a person like Leith, I can honestly say:
I won’t be watching Bake Off in the future, either. Who knows what other abhorrent views are held by the people working on it?
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