Harman vs. Hague: Pre-Thatcher Talking Point Thirty Years Too Late

by Mike on April 13, 2008

in Europe,UK Politics

One classic line of attack from the liberal playbook is the false charge that conservatives are threatened by powerful women. You’d think conservative admiration for powerful women such as Margaret Thatcher, Jeanne Kirkpatrick, and Condoleezza Rice would have dispelled this notion, but facts never got in the way of a good liberal talking point before so why start now?

This two-week old clip from Prime Minister’s Questions is worth watching for two reasons. First, it shows that left-wing leaders (in this case, Harriet Harman) never hesitate to parrot the false and outdated idea that conservatives oppose powerful women, even here when the lefty was reminded just seconds before that her pioneering moment was about thirty years too late. Second, Hague was just funny.

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Chris April 13, 2008 at 10:31 pm

Gotta love Prime Minsters’ Questions and the British House of Commons…it’s like Congress (well except for Ted [hiccup] Kennedy) with a 2 drink minimum!


UK Voter August 15, 2008 at 2:29 am

The labour party have a particular knack for taking fact and turning it into fiction. No doubt they will get more time to do this by writing novel when they are ousted from poer in a couple of years. It will be interesting to see how they judge themselves.

I love watching William Hague in action, he is a brilliant speaker, with excellent one-liners, perfect for a quick put down in the very short PMQ’s.


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