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Was Clive Lewis BU?

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lucydogz Sat 21-Oct-17 09:50:35

Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere
this is a link.
I find it amazing that a politician thinks this is OK as banter .

JacinthaPostlethwaite Sun 22-Oct-17 09:25:58


lljkk Sun 22-Oct-17 19:34:39

Entire incident (with context) described here.

Lewis quickly apologised, which suggests he doesn't think it was ok.

VladmirsPoutine Sun 22-Oct-17 20:14:03

Lewis quickly apologised, which suggests he doesn't think it was ok.

It doesn't. It suggests that in view of the public reaction and Twitter castigating he had to quickly do a U-turn. A very quick PR-machine.

Gilead Sun 22-Oct-17 20:38:03

Last Month. A joke. Kuenssberg looking to deflect from the Universal Credit debacle.

user1487175389 Sun 22-Oct-17 20:43:56

He's a loud, brash brocialist. Expect more of the same in the years to come. He's also always saying weird shit - he reckoned the only way he wouldn't get elected was if he was caught having a threesome with a (presumably non consenting goat and another senior labour politician). Funny guy.

Gilead Sun 22-Oct-17 20:46:34

Funny user, I fee much the same about Johnson and Rees Mogg, or shall we talk about Phillip Davis and his filibustering of the Women and Domestic Violence Bill. hmm

user1487175389 Sun 22-Oct-17 21:34:41

Say what you want about those arses. I'm in Labour's demographic but certainly won't be voting for either party. Or any party as they all hate women these days

lucydogz Mon 23-Oct-17 07:54:33

I know he'said not the only one, and that it might be a distraction and that he apologised. I am just surprised that he thought it was a funny comment to make off the cuff at an event.

Ceto Mon 23-Oct-17 08:05:07

Or any party as they all hate women these days

Sorry, but that is manifestly nonsense.

SeaWitchly Mon 23-Oct-17 08:07:01

Have just watched the video and read the article lljkk posted and it seems CL said this to a male participant who was scoring the game they were playing on stage.

Massive storm in a teacup imo, CL did not say anything which I have not heard before between men as banter. Even the women who were there at the event were defending him.

Context is everything.

I am however very curious to know who publicised this non-event taken out of context and for what purpose?

Papafran Mon 23-Oct-17 08:16:31

Odd that so many Tories who were obviously not there and whose party politics are far more misogynistic than Labour's, are SO outraged at what he said. I bet if it was BoJo, they would be climbing over themselves to defend him.

geekone Mon 23-Oct-17 08:21:16

It was said to another man. I am confused as to how it can be sexist. Is it the word bitch that offended maybe. I agree if said to a woman even in a jovial way it would sound offensive and not funny. In my head though I hear Samuel L Jackson saying this (probably pulp fiction??)

makeourfuture Mon 23-Oct-17 08:26:51

Clive needs to examine his thoughts.

Doobigetta Mon 23-Oct-17 08:39:20

He's ex Army- probably one of those "tell-it-like-it-is" types who isn't technically sexist/homophobic/racist because they're equally blunt and offensive to everyone. I know someone who served with him who was very similar, and I found it wore thin pretty quickly. I'm not sure it's a great quality in someone who wants to be PM.

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