Why is it okay for Liz Truss to insult Nicola Sturgeon, but the reverse is not?

If looks could kill: there’s no love lost between Liz Truss (centre) and Nicola Sturgeon (right).

Why is this permissible, as far as the UK’s Tory-supporting mass media are concerned…

… while this…

… is not?

It’s hypocrisy, isn’t it? Simple, rank hypocrisy.

Nadhim Zahawi led the charge against Sturgeon’s words. The Tory minister who last week had to apologise for the mess caused by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng, said: “I think that language is really dangerous.” As dangerous as crashing the Pound and massively increasing the cost of borrowing?

The public have picked up on the nonsense in this response – and they’re not letting it pass:

The verdict is clear: there cannot be one rule for Tories and another rule for everybody else.

If Nadhim Zahawi doesn’t want people to say they detest the Tories for what they have done to the UK then, firstly, his party should not have caused the harm that it has and, secondly, his prime minister should not have insulted the First Minister of Scotland.

But one supposes that is too much for his tiny Tory mind to comprehend.

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3 thoughts on “Why is it okay for Liz Truss to insult Nicola Sturgeon, but the reverse is not?

  1. nivekd

    All the more ironic coming from bully-boy Zahawi who fiddled his expenses so that we paid to keep his gee-gees warm. Detest? That is surely not the Italian for “I’d string the bastards up from lampposts.”?

  2. El Dee

    Detesting someone for their politics is absolutely acceptable. We CHOOSE our politcal opinions, we are not born with them. Detesting the politics of choosing to allow the old and poor to die in the name of profit seems normal, laudable even..

  3. Stu

    This seems to have started after a conversation Nicola talked about that appeared in the Guardian then quickly silenced.
    “Nicola, how did you get into Vogue Magazine?”
    “They just asked me, in fact I’ve been in it twice”
    “Look at me !” Liz stormed off and has been slagging her ever since.

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