Wondering what era we're living in?
A snapshot of political events in the past few weeks
- The Prime Minister tells a women MP in the Shadow Cabinet to ‘calm down, dear.’
- The Daily Telegraph features a a blog asking ‘who is this busty lass’ alongside a picture of a women MP’s cleavage.
- Local council candidate in Kent resigns after calling women in his area 'sluts.'
- Justice Secretary Ken Clarke forced to confirm he believes all rapes are serious, after seeming to suggest some are ‘proper’ and ‘classic’, others aren't.
It's hard to believe this is British politics in the 21st Century.
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