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Boris dismisses rape concerns as jabber

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StrawberryLipstickStateOfMind · 23/06/2021 17:11

I mean I'm obviously not surprised given that it's Boris but I'm pretty disgusted that's during a discussion on the concerns about the fall in rape convictions he has 1) used such horrible dismissive language and 2) used it as an opportunity to congratulate himself and his government on the vaccine programme.

Boris Johnson dismisses rape concerns as jabber, says Labour

This is exactly it, isn't it. If the prime minister does anything other than promise to look at exactly what is going wrong and do everything possible to change things, it will never change. Not only is he not interested, he created an a opportunity to big up himself and the vaccine rollout.

Women don't matter 🤬

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DysonSphere · 23/06/2021 17:23

No Boris fan, but I'm not sure I'm reading that he dismissed women. The remark was made in a slightly different context. Watching the video he did address the question seriously - of course whether he was sincere is another thing it was pretty standard politic speak - but I think Labour are grasping at straws here, they have been and remain woefully inept at bringing an effective opposition and have been resorting to petty grabs - (Boris's emails, his flat refurb) to cover over their complete inability to really pin down this Conservative government on anything of real importance (covid lockdowns, businesses struggling, education failures for poor children during covid, benefit provision during the pandemic).


StrawberryLipstickStateOfMind · 23/06/2021 17:33

Oh don't get me wrong- I agree that labour are completely woeful. I say this as a lifelong labour supporter but they lost me over self ID and their complete failure to be a credible opposition, to a completely incompetent government.

But I think it's disgusting, even as the discussion was drawing to a close, to use it as an opportunity to congratulate themselves on vaccines.

I perhaps also should have made more of the fact that he's completely at odds with his own justice secretary about the impact of austerity on rape convictions.

My thread perhaps should have been- what is he actually going to do about rape convictions?

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ErrolTheDragon · 24/06/2021 09:15


LizzieSiddal · 24/06/2021 09:48

I too detest Johnson but I think his comment was directed at Labour not women. However he thought it appropriate to make this attack, straight after a question about rape, and that shows us all what kind of man Johnson is.


Bramshott · 24/06/2021 10:14

He had a pre-prepared "joke" he was determined to shoehorn in regardless of whether the context was appropriate Hmm


CuriousaboutSamphire · 24/06/2021 10:16

Thats so fucking disingenuous!

I'm not a Tory. I am a fucking angry displaced ex-card carrying Labour supporter.

He didn't dismiss concerns about rape as jabber, he, rightly as far as I can see, called Labour twats out on their grasping of any topic in an attempt to sound voteworthy.

And his having chosen to say it directly after a question about rape should have shown up Labour's twattery. But the UK press is continuing its attempt to make BJ look even more contemptible, so the spin is reversed and instead of Labour being held to account for their actions he is... that is you have just read journalists hold BJ responsible for something the Labour party did. Knife twisted in his hand, so to speak.

How bad/stupid/greedy'disinterested were we that we deserve politicians and journalists like this?


Beowulfa · 24/06/2021 10:17


He had a pre-prepared "joke" he was determined to shoehorn in regardless of whether the context was appropriate Hmm

Absolutely. He'd been prepped to get this line in at some point. Tedious political theatre.
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