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This woman is all of us.

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CAAKE Sat 17-Feb-18 02:58:58

Lily Madigan speaking to a rapt audience at an Enfield North CLP meeting.

Photo is from this tweet -

Boobaloo1 Sat 17-Feb-18 03:14:06

Can you be a bit clearer - not sure whether I should think the woman is interested/sceptical/disinterested/agreeable. Because actually you can't tell from this photo. So if you could please project more clearly that would be great! Cheers

MarSeeAh Sat 17-Feb-18 03:17:39

Clicked on the link to see the rest of the audience! The comments are good too!

Someone asks what Liam has actually done for women, and someone else points out that he has brought more than a few to peak trans. grin

CAAKE Sat 17-Feb-18 03:41:06

Well, that particular woman looks to me to have been caught mid-peak trans. Of course I could be wrong, I'm obviously making an interpretation of what's going on in the image.

SecretsRsecrets Sat 17-Feb-18 03:48:11

I don't know much about Lily. However, from what I've read about her age and experience, I'm curious how she was appointed to this position. Has anyone directly asked JC on what basis he appointed her, and if so what was his answer?

thebewilderness Sat 17-Feb-18 03:55:05

Madigan was elected to the position after having driven the woman who previously held it out of the Labour Party. Because that is how he do.

SecretsRsecrets Sat 17-Feb-18 04:21:44

Thanks *@thebewilderness*. That sounds nasty. Why would she then be given the job, seems odd. Is that common in Britain?

Wasn't Lily also the person who had a secret list? I saw something about posters getting the media involved in the scandal, but I didn't see anything further. Was that real and did anything come of it?

thebewilderness Sat 17-Feb-18 04:31:46

Madigan claimed they were not involved in the purge list in spite of the fact that giving trans identified males more of a voice and purging transphobic women is the only thing he ever talks about. I do not think anyone believes him.

SecretsRsecrets Sat 17-Feb-18 05:04:59

Wow! So party member's data was secretly obtained and used to exclude (I'm paraphrasing as I don't know all the ins and outs) people who didn't fit in with the new agenda, and it has not been investigated or reported to the press, and there have been no repercussions? That's a bit stunningconfused

Terfinater Sat 17-Feb-18 05:37:44

I wonder how many people he is soley responsible for leaving the labour party. This was the last straw for me personally. I don't think they'll ever recover from this bullshit.

And the cpl in the comments trying to bully people into calling him a woman. They can fuck off with that.

CapnHaddock Sat 17-Feb-18 05:43:30

That's no tequila re what happened @thebewilderness. Madigan and friend drove a woman out if her post (and caused mass resignations) in a different constituency.

Madigan was elected women's officer in favour of a woman by Momentum.

CapnHaddock Sat 17-Feb-18 05:44:35

Not quite. Nothing to do with tequila!

KnittedBobbleHat Sat 17-Feb-18 05:46:23

Madigan was elected to the position after having driven the woman who previously held it out of the Labour Party. Because that is how he do.

I don't like madigan but that's just a lie.

Gamer Sat 17-Feb-18 06:08:52

What on earth is going on in this thread. If the Labour party dedicates a few moments to to talk about Trans rights etc, why is it such a problem for you? Trans people should have an expectation that government support their rights. There's nothing wrong with having this discussion, no matter how irrelevant you may feel it is to you personally. I could spend half a day talking about my dedication to reinstalling a bus route on my road and there is room for that discussion too. Politics isn't Jeremy Kyle. Most of the time, it IS boring, but it is necessary.

AngryAttackKittens Sat 17-Feb-18 06:18:12

The problem, gamer, is that this person is the women's officer, not the LGBT officer, therefore their job is to talk about women's issues, not trans issues.

(Well, one of the many problems - try reading almost any other thread on Madigan for more info.)

AngryAttackKittens Sat 17-Feb-18 06:20:32

(In the bigger pic front row grey sweatshirt and docs woman looks pretty damn skeptical too.)

Njordsgrrrl Sat 17-Feb-18 06:30:58

The rape jokes he made don't exactly instill me with confidence he's going to be great on women's issues either tbh.

Collidascope Sat 17-Feb-18 06:31:13

I love how many of the audience members have their hands over their mouths -the classic 'I'm trying to stop my self saying something' body language.

AngryAttackKittens Sat 17-Feb-18 06:34:11

Or their heads on their hands in "trying not to nod off too obviously" style.

AngryAttackKittens Sat 17-Feb-18 06:36:32

Manspreading in flowery skirt bloke looks fascinated though. Can't say I've ever felt the urge to use my handbag to cover my bollocks, partly on account of not having any.

thebewilderness Sat 17-Feb-18 06:36:54

I beg your pardon.
I misunderstood which position he hounded the woman out of. I thought it was the one he then ran for.
Than you for the correction, sort of.

boatyardblues Sat 17-Feb-18 07:35:43

Bewilderness - please don’t feel got at. Other posters pick this up & correct on many threads because its important not to propogate a partial truth. LM was involved in hounding a LP woman’s officer out of post (bad, no question about it) but not the one they now inhabiting. Being careful about facts means that can’t be used to undermine the wider point being made about LM’s manifest unsuitability for the post they are occupying.

joystir59 Sat 17-Feb-18 07:45:09

Lily Marian is a bloke. I' a same sex marriage and my DW predicted this situation ages ago when MITs started taking over lesbian spaces in Bright in- that men would start rising up as key female decision makers in politics and other spheres.

joystir59 Sat 17-Feb-18 07:45:34

Madigan sorry

joystir59 Sat 17-Feb-18 07:46:03

Brighton sorry

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