when was the last time two female politicians..

(30 Posts)
Longlost10 Thu 06-Oct-16 15:08:23

brought international politics and media to a standstill with a punch up leading to a serious brain injury?

0phelia Thu 06-Oct-16 17:31:59

Females don't become politicians because they are too busy keeping the human species alive.

LineyReborn Thu 06-Oct-16 17:34:45

Apparently he's all right now confused but I take your point.

Mind you, Elizabeth I did have Mary executed. Took her a while mind, and her hand was forced.

scallopsrgreat Thu 06-Oct-16 17:37:51

I just don't think men are suited to political life. Too emotional; too aggressive. They clearly can't cope. It's too demanding for them.

ageingrunner Thu 06-Oct-16 17:41:43

Ha! Good point scallops smile

LineyReborn Thu 06-Oct-16 17:50:47

Men have so much to juggle as MEPs. Worried about home, being far away from home, thinking about how will the packed lunches get made and the school uniforms laundered, does my shirt match my jacket?

GunnyHighway Thu 06-Oct-16 19:19:18

Interesting thread, is the suggestion that 2 women would never fight? Or, as may be the case here one women would never assault another?

HermioneWeasley Thu 06-Oct-16 19:20:39

Female violence is incredibly rare - not unheard of , but rare

Longlost10 Thu 06-Oct-16 19:28:15

Two female political leaders, in a democratic parliament. ALLIES? think the chances are less than 1% the chances that it would happen with men

AllPowerfulLizardPerson Thu 06-Oct-16 19:29:18

"brought international politics and media to a standstill with a punch up leading to a serious brain injury?"

Politics and media weren't 'brought to a standstill', if you are talking about events of today.

He does not appear to have had a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage (the type of delayed-effect potentially lethal brain injury)

He keeled over some 2 hours after whatever the fracas was, and has one-sided symptoms. Those are symptoms of a stroke/TIA.

SexTrainGlue Thu 06-Oct-16 19:31:45

Most male politicians go through their entire careers without punch ups.

There is a considerably larger number of male politicians, so I would expect an incident that is exceptionally rare amongst them to be vanishingly rare amongst females.

Apologies to any stats bods that I have just stated the bleeding obvious.

Longlost10 Thu 06-Oct-16 19:34:38

Politics and media weren't 'brought to a standstill', they certainly were from where I've been sitting, ( at home with sick child asleep) there has been statements and reports flying around all day, it has eclipsed everything else.

He didn't have just one sided symptoms, and it wasn't 2 hours later, but anyway, that really doesn't matter.

Am enjoying the spectacle of UKIP imploding as everyone is shouting SM and sound bite abuse at everyone else.

Longlost10 Thu 06-Oct-16 19:37:04

I would like to know exactly why Diane James resigned now, as well

LineyReborn Thu 06-Oct-16 19:38:08

She said she didn't have enough support.

Longlost10 Thu 06-Oct-16 19:39:55

yes, there was vague reference to intimidation (and spitting)

NNChangeAgain Thu 06-Oct-16 22:19:37

Why don't two women ever have 'altercations'? I've never seen that word used to describe women's conduct. It's far more likely to be minimised as a "cat fight" hmm

Oh, and I read somewhere that Diane James had made a note under her signature on the official documents returned to the Electoral Commission in which formally accepted the leadership the phrase "under duress" or similar in Latin.

The papers had been returned to the UKIP Executive by the Electoral Commission with a query about their content. It may be a conspiracy theory, but then again.....

Lottapianos Thu 06-Oct-16 22:21:31

'I just don't think men are suited to political life. Too emotional; too aggressive. They clearly can't cope. It's too demanding for them.'

Love it grin

QueenLaBeefah Thu 06-Oct-16 22:31:35

It is their hormones that make them just so irrational.

Testieheria is a medical condition that makes men entirely unsuitable to making difficult decisions.

OlennasWimple Fri 07-Oct-16 02:45:35

I think there must be a full moon or something, affecting the men

shinynewusername Fri 07-Oct-16 07:05:15

He does not appear to have had a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage (the type of delayed-effect potentially lethal brain injury).He keeled over some 2 hours after whatever the fracas was, and has one-sided symptoms. Those are symptoms of a stroke/TIA.

No, an extradural haemorrhage is the classic "walk & die" head injury. You occasionally get SAHs after injury but they occur straightaway.

Any brain injury can cause one-sided symptoms. If you have just had a bash on the head and develop symptoms, they are likely to be due to the head injury.

IBelieveTheEarthIsFlat Fri 07-Oct-16 07:34:01

to be fair, I think it's more indicative of UKIP men

thedancingbear Fri 07-Oct-16 09:06:54

Whilst recognising that men are often more violent than women, I think it's wrongheaded to besmirch male politicians as a class based on the actions of two fascist dickheads. Some male politicians have made moderately useful contributions to society.

Longlost10 Fri 07-Oct-16 09:17:39

You are right dancing bear. I was so deeply shocked yesterday, but I guess that is partly because this behaviour is so unheard of

scallopsrgreat Fri 07-Oct-16 09:27:11

"I think it's wrongheaded to besmirch male politicians as a class based on the actions of two fascist dickheads." Really <head tilt>?

thedancingbear Fri 07-Oct-16 10:11:15

yes <head tilt>. They (UKIP generally and these two loons in particular) are clowns and arseholes. Almost all respectable male politicians think this. Which bit of this could you possibly disagree with?

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