Saturday, June 21, 2008

PPS for Andy Burnham calls for Resignation

No, not for Andy Burnham but for a Tory PPC who made a "racist and xenophobic" jibe.

Mary Creagh (PPS (Rt Hon Andy Burnham, Secretary of State), Department for Culture, Media & Sport; Wakefield, Labour) had this to say during a debate on European Affairs.

The right hon. Member for Richmond, Yorks (Mr. Hague) is no longer in his place. We talked a lot about cojones when he was ribbing the Liberal Democrats earlier. I wonder whether it is a demonstration of cojones on the part of his leader not to reject Alun Cairns as a Welsh Tory prospective parliamentary candidate for saying that he would not support the Italian football team because they were a bunch of "greasy wops". I wonder why the Conservative party has not expelled someone who expounds such racist and xenophobic views— [ Interruption. ]

Order. Perhaps the hon. Lady could confine her remarks to the European affairs that we are discussing.

Perhaps she needs to think about the sexist and demeaning jibe that her erstwhile Boss made about Shami Chakrabarti and David Davis.
I find something very curious in the man who was, and still is I believe, an exponent of capital punishment having late-night, hand-wringing, heart-melting phone calls with Shami Chakrabarti.
Will she be asking for Andy Burnham to resign next week in Parliament. After all if she can get so hot under the collar about Alun Cairns then she should surely boil at this type of remark against her own sex, never mind the innuendo and effect that this sort of statement has on the husbands and wives of the people it is supposed to be a joke on.

For the EU to be effective, it must...: 18 Jun 2008: House of Commons debates (

1 comment:

Armchair said...

Mary is an intellectual midget and assumes that her constituents can't see through her. We can.

Shje recently claimed to be doing all she could to stop Post Office closures in her constituency yet failed to support a tory moion to suspend the closure program whilst a proper review was carried out.

The woman is a fraud and she will lose her seat at the next election