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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 02:03 AM

 

{UK Chancellor of the Exchequer} Philip Hammond in row over 'even a woman can drive a train' jibe

Source: The Guardian

Heather Stewart Political editor
Saturday 15 July 2017 00.36 BST

Philip Hammond appears to have irked the prime minister by making a sexist remark in cabinet, exposing the tensions at the highest level of government.

Reports suggest that in a discussion about transport, the chancellor quipped that driving trains had now been made so easy that “even a woman” could do it.

A report in the Sun newspaper, which was not disputed by senior Conservative sources, said Hammond had made the remark, only to be rebuked by Theresa May.

Hammond has been increasingly assertive in the Brexit debate since the general election wiped out the government’s majority, urging a close continuing relationship with the European Union. He is one of the figures regarded by restive Tory MPs as a potential leader to steer the party through the rough waters of Brexit.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/15/philip-hammond-in-row-over-even-a-woman-can-drive-a-train-jibe



But can he steer a train? Guys like this make me embarrassed to have a penis!

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Response to Doug the Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 08:32 AM

1. One problem with the argument that the railways should be nationalised...

....is that it means handing them over to tossers like Phillip Hammond.

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Response to Doug the Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 11:59 AM

2. Dinosaur watch part 573

Don't tell the stupid focker but they can also become Prime Ministers.
Even successful ones (in their terms anyway) - the exception being the robot we're suffering from now.

EXCEPT, of course, in America; which is learning the axiom in the worst possible way.

What did we do to have these thee pollocks inflicted on us?
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Philip Hammond is supposed to be amongst the more reasonable and progressive members of his party, which says volumes about the rest of them; it is one of the reasons that he will never become Prime Minister.

(In the great left-right split in both countries, the Conservatives in the UK are the equivalent of the Democrats, and the Labour Party is supposed to be closer to Bernie Sanders but because of Tony Blair mainly ended up a pale shadow of the Conservatives, and Jeremy Corbyn is therefore detested by most of the current lot because he is a man of the left.
The Republicans are off the scale anywhere outsde America & will be ignored in this post.)

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