David Cameron tells Angela Eagle to "calm down dear" at PMQ

(715 Posts)
Bennifer Wed 27-Apr-11 13:25:27

I posted this in feminism but think this is appalling, if true.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13211577

Lilmeena Wed 27-Apr-11 13:28:52

What's wrong with that? - it's not like he said 'shut up you fucker'

jeez << sigh >> - have you got nothing better to worry about.

Yabu

TheRepublican Wed 27-Apr-11 13:29:26

Hes a twat

squeakytoy Wed 27-Apr-11 13:29:31

why is it appalling? I would say it to my female and male friends if they were getting hysterical or shouty. It is nothing to do with gender.

TheRepublican Wed 27-Apr-11 13:30:11

Of course its to do with gender

squeakytoy Wed 27-Apr-11 13:30:30

why is it ?

susie100 Wed 27-Apr-11 13:30:33

The tone of PMQs is always a bit sneery isn't it? I think its a comment in the spirit of it and not a feminist issue

BarbaraBar Wed 27-Apr-11 13:30:37

She's almost as shrieky as George Osborne.

FunnyBumbleBee Wed 27-Apr-11 13:30:40

Seriously. It was a joke. Women can be so bloody sensitive at times!

YABU.

MaisyMooCow Wed 27-Apr-11 13:30:47

Over analysed, as it says in the article.

girlafraid Wed 27-Apr-11 13:31:01

How incredibly patronising.

JamieAgain Wed 27-Apr-11 13:32:26

PMQs are full of pathetic school-boy rah rah rahing, cackling and waving bits of paper around in place of genuine debate so it wouldn't surprise me in the least.

It is patronising, and I'm sure they patronise men in different ways, but I see why you are annoyed by it. It doesn't reflect well on him

manfromCUK Wed 27-Apr-11 13:32:44

1) He was talking to Ed Balls
2) He was parroting that terrible Ad with Michael Winner

TheRepublican Wed 27-Apr-11 13:33:06

If any bloke told me to calm down dear I would tell them to fuck off

patronising shit

mosschops30 Wed 27-Apr-11 13:33:17

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squeakytoy Wed 27-Apr-11 13:34:06

Republican, what would you say if a woman said it to you?

TheRepublican Wed 27-Apr-11 13:34:52

I would tell her to fuck off as well grin

JamieAgain Wed 27-Apr-11 13:35:00

x POST manfromCUK.

If it was to Ed Balls then it's just a bit childish

Hammy02 Wed 27-Apr-11 13:36:06

It was just a throwaway comment. It seems that some women are hypersensitive. I saw this on PM's questions and thought it was an appropriate put-down to all of the over the top noise she was making.

GypsyMoth Wed 27-Apr-11 13:36:46

itsn a catchphrase......tis all!!!

with mosschops on this one!!!

squeakytoy Wed 27-Apr-11 13:36:50

well there you go then Republican. It isnt limited to a particular gender grin.

I rest my case wink

JamieAgain Wed 27-Apr-11 13:36:55

Who's she? Hammy?

I'm not sure which aspect of this troubles me more.

That he said it

or

that there are women on here who don't see it as an issue.

larrygrylls Wed 27-Apr-11 13:38:14

Calm down, Dear smile

You are getting far too overexcited about what has always been a combative and "robust" exchange of views. Ken Clarke always had the opposition draining imaginary glasses, Prescott had his girth made fun of etc etc.

I cannot imagine old Maggie being too worried about that kind of remark. She would have batted the insult back with wit rather than whining about it.

Hammy02 Wed 27-Apr-11 13:38:23

Yvette Cooper.

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