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Oh Shit. I have to side with Nadine Dorries.

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NarkyPuffinLovesDiane Wed 07-Sep-11 14:50:47

Cameron at PMQs responding to a question by her 'Cameron started laughing after telling Dorries that he knew she was "extremely frustrated".

Provoking MPs' schoolboy mirth at the hint of an innuendo to the female MP, the prime minister joked: "Maybe I should start all over again."

Pausing again, he finally said: "I'm going to give up on this one," and put his hand on the arm of an equally amused Clegg as he set down next to his Lib Dem deputy.'


maresedotes Wed 07-Sep-11 14:58:43

Me too. Never thought I'd say that.

kelly2000 Wed 07-Sep-11 15:05:08

As its dorries he has my forgiveness and in her case it is very possible people laugh at her because she is a prat, not because she is a woman.

NarkyPuffinLovesDiane Wed 07-Sep-11 15:16:09

She is absolutely a prat. and many other things besides. To treat her in this way was still pathetic. There are 100s of ways to tell someone they're talking shit. Snickering at unintentional hmm sexual innuendo as a response to a serious question in a serious forum was totally inappropriate.

ColdSancerre Wed 07-Sep-11 15:21:26

I hate Mad Nad but bloody hell what a wanker Cameron is. He behaves like a schoolboy. He's the fucking Prime Minister for gods sake.

How his seemingly very intelligent wife stays married to such a prick is beyond my understanding.

PaloAlto Wed 07-Sep-11 15:25:21

FFS, he corpsed, what is the problem, we have all done it.

UsingMainlySpoons Wed 07-Sep-11 15:26:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Malcontentinthemiddle Wed 07-Sep-11 15:29:59

What Spoons said. Being annoyed at sexist behaviour from anyone doesn't depend on whether you like the person it happened to. I'd rather he'd called her a stupid ill-informed anti-choice twat, but I still find his actions here deplorable. Twice this year, it's getting rather sadly predictable.

He was such a twat as well - guffawing and playing to the crowd and making it much much worse. He said it on purpose. Mind you, I bet she would say it was all in fun and she's not going to get all PC about it......

HeifferunderConstruction Wed 07-Sep-11 15:36:08

Tbh I think the calm down dear' was much worse than this

RamblingRosa Wed 07-Sep-11 15:39:41

I agree with Spoons. It's not an either/or. They're both prats in their own uniquely vile ways smile

NormanTebbit Wed 07-Sep-11 15:39:43

Cameron is a wanker

That's what Eton does for you

I can't believe he is PM

I cannot fucking believe it

Dorries should have taken him on and forced himn to apologise

WhollyGhost Wed 07-Sep-11 15:41:48

I too think the "calm down dear" was much worse

they are both prats

Peachy Wed 07-Sep-11 15:43:16

What NT said

well almost I suspect some nice people come from Eton

but clearly some do not as the OP shows.

Bloody immaturity seems to be stock in trade of some public schoolboys (I emphasise some) and it is the main reason I backed away from marrying one, him and his immature mates.

Baggage? moi? wink

NarkyPuffinLovesDiane Wed 07-Sep-11 15:48:46

I think that I'm viewing this together with the 'calm down dear.'

aliceliddell Wed 07-Sep-11 15:49:03

Humphrey Lyttleton went to Eton (only because his father worked there) and he was virtually a god. And a socialist. But that wouldn't stop me closing it down.

HeifferunderConstruction Wed 07-Sep-11 15:53:54

'calm down dear' was much worse becasue it was deliberate attempt to patronise and belittle

I dunno, seems like he said it and then realised what it sounded rather than setting out with an intent to belittle IYSWIM

I'm sure we've all been in a situation where we say something and suddenly you think 'oh that sounded rude' and laughed

MyGoldfishIsEvil Wed 07-Sep-11 15:54:52

I thought Dorries' question was silly and disingenuous as it was clearly a dig about support for own amendment. It was like the 'joke' question at the end of Question Time, and deserved to be be ridiculed BUT, I do think Cameron acted like a sniggering schoolboy. Didn't realise she stormed out!

At least she'll have something else to seek publicity with, seeing as she lost her amendment so tragically.

HeifferunderConstruction Wed 07-Sep-11 15:56:47

yeah I was quite shocked she flounced

MyGoldfishIsEvil Wed 07-Sep-11 15:56:54

I do think that incidents like this show that a proportion of male politicians are still very 'snigger snigger' in their professional relationships with women though. V sad.

NormanTebbit Wed 07-Sep-11 15:57:33

I'm actually embarrassed that he is our PM. He is embarrassing his country on the world stage.

Can he stop sniggering and start trying to tackle, I don't know, something like the double dip recession with some sort of bloody leadership, some humanity, some integrity. I don't agree with his politics but worse, I don't respect him at all.

Dorries is an idiot. But she is an MP, people have voted for her and she deserves respect, to be heard, and for her bill to be blown out of the water by a considered argument.

I'll fucking write the speech for you Cameron even though I am just a housewife and should probably "calm down."

<has probably drunk too much coffee>

NormanTebbit Wed 07-Sep-11 15:58:29

And am sure some nice men come out of Eton

NarkyPuffinLovesDiane Wed 07-Sep-11 16:07:57

I've knicked this link off *Voidka* on the other thread.

It looks to me like he may have said it accidentally, but he then went on to use the reaction of the House to avoid responding to/to dismiss her question. Which he needed to, as her comment about showing Nick Clegg who's the boss had MPs on both benches laughing.

NormanTebbit Wed 07-Sep-11 16:16:14

Mind you I hate the House of Commons

It's like they all sit there sniggering while the rest of the country does a day's work and figures out how to pay the bills.

mathanxiety Wed 07-Sep-11 16:18:52

Arse is right. The man is loathsome.

Onemorning Wed 07-Sep-11 16:46:08

It's so hard. I think they're both vile, but in this instance (and following that 'calm down dear' which was nauseating) Cameron is worse.

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