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Dominic Raab doesn’t know what misogyny means. How is he qualified to rule on it?

“He has no idea what he’s doing”: Raab blocked anti-Brexit groups after they broadcast this image while he was Brexit secretary – but it is just as valid today as it was then.

Dominic Raab rejected the idea that misogyny should be a hate crime – on a TV interview in which he then demonstrated ample proof that he didn’t even know what it means.

BBC Breakfast presenter Sally Nugent had to read a dictionary definition of the word to him after he said, “Misogyny is absolutely wrong, whether it’s a man against a woman or a woman against a man”.

Misogyny is hatred aimed specifically by men against women.

Hatred by women against men is misandry.

And Dominic Raab is so illiterate, he did not know the difference. Couldn’t he even be bothered to get a briefing from someone in the know?

… Ah. Well, I think we all know the answer to that. After all, he didn’t understand the importance of the Dover-Calais crossing when he was Brexit secretary.

That’s why one commenter tweeted that he wasn’t surprised Raab didn’t know the meaning of ‘Misogyny’: “I am surprised that he didn’t think Misogyny was a place just south of Calais.”

Raab also demonstrated his ignorance of ‘taking the knee’.

We all know it’s a symbolic gesture against racism, in protest against the lack of attention given to issues of racial inequality and police brutality. Right?

Raab didn’t.

And now this:

And this is what passes for Cabinet-level expertise in Boris Johnson’s government?

I know Raab has been demoted from Foreign Secretary but it is clear that he is still being asked to perform far beyond his capabilities and the UK will suffer as a result.

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The candidates: Dominic ‘Details’ Raab – the man who can’t recall his own failures

Dominic Raab: As Brexit Secretary, he once admitted he had no understanding of the importance of the Dover-Calais crossing.

At least the Tory leadership race is offering us plenty of comedy.

Dominic Raab, for example, is considered to be a front-runner to be leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister by default – alongside Boris Johnson.

In an interview on The Andrew Marr Show, he described himself as a “details man” – and the nation dissolved into hilarity.

Here are just a few of the tweets in response:

Here are some more details that the “details guy” missed:

Raab told the BBC he would go back to the EU27 for a fairer Brexit deal – especially concerning the Northern Ireland border – but if this was not possible, the UK would leave on World Trade Organisation terms in October.

On domestic and other foreign issues, he said – Oh!

It seems he had nothing to say about those issues.

Apparently being prime minister is about nothing other than Brexit, these days.

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Here’s why Dominic Raab’s Dover/Calais blunder really isn’t funny at all


Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab admitted he is spectacularly stupid in a speech last week.

Watch the following video to see what he said, and then we’ll discuss the meaning of his ignorant outburst:

“So… if he’d known how dependent we are on the Calais-Doover trade route, would he still have voted to Leave?” asked BBC political anchorman Andrew Neil; a good question that actually avoids the more pertinent point. Fortunately The Prole Star leapt right onto it:

“We hadn’t quite understood the full extent of how blisteringly dumb the man Theresa May put in charge of Brexit actually is.”

The chorus of ridicule that followed was most enjoyable. Cast your eyes over a few examples:

The Labour Party even brought out its handy-dandy guide to Mr Raab’s other opinions:

All of the above is a lot of fun, but:

None of it changes the fact that Dominic Raab is still the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

He remains the UK’s chief negotiator with the EU on the manner of that exit.

And while our opinions of him are great fun to watch and read – none of them are going to change that.

We should not be laughing at this jackass. We should be terrified of him.

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Do you support Gary Lineker in the migrant row? Then vote for him!

Gary Lineker sparked a row by showing compassion [Image: BBC?].

Gary Lineker sparked a row by showing compassion [Image: BBC?].

It’s amazing that, in the UK, in the 21st century, we have to defend a man against members of Parliament and a national periodical… for showing compassion.

Incredibly, Gary Lineker has been attacked by Conservative MPs – and The Sun, which should not be called a newspaper – for tweeting that the treatment of young refugees has been “hideously racist and utterly heartless”.

The Sun responded with a vicious personal attack, calling Lineker a “leftie luvvie” and demanding that he be thrown “out on his ears” from the BBC.

Tory MPs also got in on the act, presumably because they have nothing better to do than attack decency wherever they see it.

To understand their attitude, read this article on freedom of speech (but be warned: some of the language is extreme).

Fortunately for us all, there is an excellent opportunity to tell The Sun – and the others – exactly what you think of them.

The Sun is a sponsor of the National Television Awards, in which Mr Lineker has been nominated in the ‘Presenter’ category.

There is still time to vote for him – in protest against his treatment by The Sun – and, like many other social media sites, This Blog urges you to do so.

The web address is http://www.nationaltvawards.com/vote and you have until 11pm today (BST) to do so.

Or do you agree with The Sun and the Tories?

Gary Lineker “shows Britain at its best”, Jeremy Corbyn said today as the BBC host batted aside Tory MPs who want him sacked.

The Beeb faced calls to ditch its Match of the Day host after he plunged into a row over age checks for migrants and refugees coming to Britain.

Mr Lineker stood his ground, saying: “Getting a bit of a spanking today, but things could be worse. Imagine, just for a second, being a refugee having to flee from your home.”

And Labour’s leader heaped praise on him and singer Lily Allen, who was also criticised for apologising “on behalf of my country” at the Calais Jungle camp.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn says Gary Lineker ‘shows Britain at its best’ as he blasts Tory criticism for defending refugees – Mirror Online

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