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I hope you never have children- Labour and self id

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woollysocksaresexy Sat 30-Nov-19 15:39:16

Labour have just knocked on my door campaigning. After listening to their much rehearsed answers on Brexit (I am very pro remain) I asked them about their policy on self ID. She didn't know what self ID was. Then, when I explained it further, she said "I hope you never have children" and walked off. I am extremely upset. I am about as far from a judgy rightwinger as its possible to get. I just happen to have concerns about women's rights as well as trans rights. Why cant I ask a campaigner about this without being insulted? I am just terribly upset that she appears to be judging me like this. For what it's worth, I have a brilliant woman labour MP, who I voted for last time. This time? Not after this.

TiredofthisBS Sat 30-Nov-19 15:39:50

Complain to the local CLP.

KatvonHostileExtremist Sat 30-Nov-19 15:43:04

Complain to your mp!

EverardDigby Sat 30-Nov-19 16:00:46

That is terrible that they knock on your door wanting something from you and then they're abusive! Yes write to the MP about why you won't be voting for them this time.

AnyOldPrion Sat 30-Nov-19 16:04:03

That’s appalling. If she didn’t agree, she could have said so in a polite manner.

I agree you should contact the candidate (unless she WAS the candidate) and complain. If she was representing me I’d be very angry.

TinMansBrain Sat 30-Nov-19 16:12:18

Good thing I'm not voting Labour! Or Tory for that matter.

I think I might vote for the local independent candidate.

Michelleoftheresistance Sat 30-Nov-19 16:15:15

Its becoming so normal for people to talk to someone whose politics they don't agree with in this awful, abusive way, and to say such extreme things on the mildest of provocation.

Absolutely inexcusable to someone representing a public facing organisation, I really hope you feel able to report it. This isn't ok, parties shouldn't be accepting of this kind of behaviour.

zanahoria Sat 30-Nov-19 16:19:18

well just remember, they came round to your house asking for a favour. It is their loss.

Singlenotsingle Sat 30-Nov-19 16:19:22

How to lose votes, eh?

CaptainKirksSpikeyGhost Sat 30-Nov-19 16:19:26

Modern leftism is making labour completely unelectable.

PhoenixBuchanan Sat 30-Nov-19 16:23:04

Wow. How old was the woman who came canvassing?

Floisme Sat 30-Nov-19 16:24:30

I wonder whether Labour have lost a lot of their most experienced canvassers, because they seem to have replaced them with a load of people who have no idea what the role entails.

ScrimshawTheSecond Sat 30-Nov-19 16:25:15


Nobody should be making personal attacks like this on anyone.

Michelle's quite right, this is somehow becoming acceptable, especially on the left (I am on the left, and so are virtually all my family and friends. I've grown increasingly uncomfortable with the level of vitriol and approbation that is becoming normalised.)

dreichXmas Sat 30-Nov-19 16:43:23

Also they are being ridiculous, it is because I have dc that I am concerned.
I would like my dd to have a level playing field in sports and safe spaces to manage her periods.
I would like both of my dc to understand that everyone should be treated with respect but it is not biologically possible to change sex.

BarbaraStrozzi Sat 30-Nov-19 16:44:36

Makes an interesting companion thread to the one started by the Momentum politico.

This. This is why you've pissed off your core voter base so badly that lifelong Labour voters, even former party members, won't vote for you any more.

"Raving Antisemite? No problem sir, come right in. Worried about women's rights? Piss off you evil harridan."

Well done all of you. You're in the process of gifting the election to the worst Tory PM in living memory. Really, really well done. Slow fucking handclap for the beardy dude bros and handmaidens over on the left.

GCAcademic Sat 30-Nov-19 16:45:12

So much for their manifesto promise on this, then, eh? Such a surprise that it’s just empty and deceptive words . .

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sat 30-Nov-19 16:50:25

Shameful. I'd have given her an earful if that had been me.

Michelleoftheresistance Sat 30-Nov-19 16:52:25

Slow fucking handclap for the beardy dude bros and handmaidens over on the left.

This sad

I live in forlorn hope that eventually all the sane and emotionally competent people who have walked away from the nutjobs form a new Left socialist party with a grip on reality and an ability for grown up politics. Voters will flock to them.

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TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sat 30-Nov-19 16:54:56

Please complain to your MP. No canvassers should get away with being abusive.

SonicVersusGynaephobia Sat 30-Nov-19 17:08:24

Definitely complain. Your MP needs to know that this is how her canvassers are behaving!

DeeZastris Sat 30-Nov-19 17:34:04

Don’t vote for her. It’s that simple.

Forgotthebins Sat 30-Nov-19 17:50:12

What an appalling thing for the canvasser to say to you in your own doorway - please complain.

TeaAndStrumpets Sat 30-Nov-19 17:58:08

I am going to be keeping my broomstick near the doorway, just in casegrin

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sat 30-Nov-19 18:00:15

Labour's ability to lose votes that should have been in the bag will never cease to amaze me.

ScrimshawTheSecond Sat 30-Nov-19 18:16:06

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory does seem to be a thing.

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