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to let you know what Tulip Siddiq MP said to a pregnant journalist? *title was edited by MNHQ*

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pisacake Tue 28-Nov-17 21:54:45

She is the granddaughter of first President of Bangladesh, and niece of current PM, and refused to answer questions about human rights in Bangladesh saying you need to 'be very careful' about questioning me, before saying to the producer "Thanks for coming Daisy, hope you have a great birth, because child labour is hard! See you!"

MakeMisogynyAHateCrime Tue 28-Nov-17 21:59:35

I saw that, her words weren't specifically nasty (in isolation) but you could feel the venom drip from the words.

There are a few links on Twitter.

Sheitgeist Tue 28-Nov-17 22:01:31

I think it's a little bit of a leap to infer that Siddiq said she hoped the journalist/ her bay would die from that exchange.

Sheitgeist Tue 28-Nov-17 22:01:59


WillowWeeping Tue 28-Nov-17 22:06:09

Definitely unpleasant.
Definitely a reach suggesting she said she hoped the journalist would die in childbirth confused

Unfinishedkitchen Tue 28-Nov-17 22:07:56

Sorry I don't understand the connection to stillbirth in what she said?

pisacake Tue 28-Nov-17 22:11:29

Here's the exchange:

squoosh Tue 28-Nov-17 22:11:47

I watched the segment and she and her bag carrier came across extremely badly. But I don't think she was saying she hoped the journalist and her baby died. I do think she was saying 'hope you have a miserable labour'.

Either way, she sounds most shady and she'll be regretting this exchange.

DumbledoresApprentice Tue 28-Nov-17 22:13:48

I’m no fan of Siddiq but she didn’t suggest that at all.

pisacake Tue 28-Nov-17 22:15:06

Apparently she has complained the police.

Absolutely mental.

NotACleverName Tue 28-Nov-17 22:16:35

I've ran it through Google Translate several times and not once did "thanks for coming Daisy, hope you have a great birth, because child labour is hard! See you" translate to "I hope you and your baby die".


SonicBoomBoom Tue 28-Nov-17 22:16:44

Em, I think you are hearing something that wasn't there

skippy67 Tue 28-Nov-17 22:17:56

She didn't suggest that at all!

TaylorTinker Tue 28-Nov-17 22:18:01

Misleading title but tbh I was shocked by this new low in MP behaviour. And I'm quite cynical really.


Creatureofthenight Tue 28-Nov-17 22:18:02

How on earth have you managed to misconstrue that? She's hoping the journalist has a painful labour by the sound of it, but nowhere did she wish that the mother or child die.

pisacake Tue 28-Nov-17 22:19:27

How is it misconstruing? She said child labour is hard, not that it's painful.

SumThucker Tue 28-Nov-17 22:20:02

Die in childbirth? Where?! confused

60sname Tue 28-Nov-17 22:21:08

That is a ridiculous - and possibly libellous - leap

NotACleverName Tue 28-Nov-17 22:21:42

How is it misconstruing? She said child labour is hard, not that it's painful.

Exactly that, she said it was hard. Hard ≠ "I hope you and your baby die" ffs.

Fantasticmissfoxy Tue 28-Nov-17 22:22:06

I think she comes across as a nasty slopey-shouldered piece of work but it's a massive leap to read her comments as threatening let alone inferring she wished the journalist's baby would come to harm 😏

TaylorTinker Tue 28-Nov-17 22:22:33

Tbh it was such a freakishly weird thing to say. But the run up was quite a performance too.

SunnySkiesSleepsintheMorning Tue 28-Nov-17 22:22:56

YAB ridiculous in your assertation but her comment was very unpleasant.

Creatureofthenight Tue 28-Nov-17 22:23:04

Yes labour is hard. Because it's painful.

kmc1111 Tue 28-Nov-17 22:23:59

I mean, I strongly dislike the woman and she obviously comes off terribly, but I have no idea how anyone could get 'I hope you and your baby die' from that exchange. She was just being petty and bitchy about how unpleasant giving birth is.

limitedperiodonly Tue 28-Nov-17 22:24:59

You focused on the wrong bit - I don't understand why - but I agree with you that her attitude is shocking and needs addressing

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