2:45 – 4:32
She responds to the question, ‘Is Labour now more electable under Jeremy Corbyn, than it was under Ed Miliband?’
20:44 – 21:50
She talks after John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, had apologised for remarks he’d made about the IRA’s contribution to the peace process in Northern Ireland.
35:54 – 37:45
She responds to the question from a 17-year-old man, put to Liz Truss, a Conservative MP, ‘When I’m eligible to vote, why should I choose the Conservatives over Labour?’ It’s in this section she nominates herself for a Gormless Feminist of the Month award, with this gem:
Women are the majority, major beneficiaries of the welfare system. The real question that we have to be asking ourselves is, ‘Why are women the load bearers of austerity, and what are we going to do about it?’
Her diversionary ploy of stating, ‘The real question we have to be asking ourselves is…’ is straight out of the Feminist Guide to Media Manipulation. I’d have liked another panelist to say:
The real question is, ‘Why are women the main beneficiaries of the welfare system, when men pay 72% of the income tax collected in this country, £69 BILLION pounds more than women at the last count?’
The ploy was used by the lesbian radical feminist Bea Campbell in a BBC radio programme which I also contributed to, in January 2015. I was told the two of us would have a discussion, but in the event I was interviewed, cut off, then she was interviewed. Her contribution was simply appalling, and I critiqued it in the video’s description. Pleasingly, however, she referred to ‘The Buchanan phenomenon’. As we always say:
They don’t like it up ’em.
They do NOT like it up ’em!
45:28 – 46:52
In response to a question about the refugee crisis, Toxic utters exactly the sort of sanctimonious, self-righteous tosh you’d expect from her. I look forward to Toxic inviting a refugee family to live with her and her wife Debbie Toxic – and maybe some of Mrs and Mrs Toxic’s three children – on their houseboat. Then I might listen to what she has to say on the subject.