I’M an outspoken woman and I live in South Yorkshire, so I have a lot to say on this subject. I won’t mince my words. We don’t round here.
How come Rotherham Labour MP Sarah Champion has been forced to resign her front-bench role because of comments made about the grooming of girls by men of particular ethnic origins, but William Hague, former Conservative party leader and ex-member for Richmond, can say pretty much what he likes about rape, torture and sexual abuse and not be criticised?
It seems pretty unfair to me for the rules to differ, depending on which sex you happen to be. It’s all very well for Hague to wax lyrical to political interviewer Peter Hennessey on Radio 4 about how his formative years in the pubs and clubs of Wath-on-Dearne and Goldthorpe helped to shape his trenchant way with an argument.
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