We die of Covid-19 because we’re old and fat, says Coffey. Why hasn’t SHE caught it, then?

Last Updated: January 25, 2021By Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Therese Coffey: “fat” and “old”.

No doubt This Writer will catch some more flak for this. I had criticism for “body shaming” Therese Coffey in the past. But these are her own words (or as near to them as makes no odds)!

The Work and Pensions Secretary was doing the morning media round today (Monday, January 25) and happened to mention on Good Morning Britain her belief that people who die of Covid-19 tend to be elderly and obese.

This theory is certain borne out by the example she provided later, when she reminded us all that Boris Johnson had spent time in intensive care last spring. He is certainly fat and old.

But when presenter Piers Morgan challenged her, asking her to clarify that she was saying the UK has the highest Covid-19-related death rate because its population is fat and old, she described her own words as offensive, made an excuse and flounced off (which is easy to do when you’re at home and can cut your connection).

See for yourself:

The exchange has provoked a certain amount of festivity among the general public:

But we must remember that Ms Coffey is a woman of… particular talents. Intelligence is not one of them.

Consider this one-liner from the same GMB interview. Peter Stefanovic’s sarcasm is right on the button:

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  1. Antony Dean January 25, 2021 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    She is worse than Iain Duncan Smith and the Angel of Death Priti Patel.

  2. Jeffrey Davies January 25, 2021 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Most probably had it the injection that is
    But this woman hasn’t a heart she just another demon doing her job of denial of benefits her
    Kind hasn’t a clue how the peasants live she never find out whot it’s like to be broke or to go without food because you been denied your benefits . Christian they ain’t

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