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A Tory MP suggested women playing formerly male characters is driving men to crime – 15 perfect takedowns
The Tory MP for Don Valley, Nick Fletcher, managed to make himself Twitter’s talking point with an outrageously ill-thought-out speech in Westminster Hall, during a debate on International Men’s Day.
Brace yourself –
Conservative MP Nick Fletcher says Doctor Who being played by a woman has pushed young men into crime. pic.twitter.com/08rFuCtmgS
— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) November 25, 2021
“In recent years, we have seen Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Luke Skywalker, the Equalizer – all replaced by women. And men are left with the Krays and Tommy Shelby.
Is there any wonder we are seeing so many young men committing crime?”
We’re still trying to get our heads around the idea that he thinks good role models for boys include *checks notes* James Bond and Peter Venkman.
If Boris Johnson wanted something to take people’s attention away from Peppa Pig World, Sleazegate, Brexit or the Covid figures for a while, he got his wish.
Its ok, Nadine, weve found someone more stupid than you. https://t.co/51HsHDdA2x
— Kath (@KathyBurke) November 25, 2021
I can't get over the fact that he's genuinely & openly threatened by Queen Latifah playing The Equaliser. https://t.co/Eu6z4UYLfc
— James Oh Brien (@mrjamesob) November 25, 2021
An audacious bid by Nick Fletcher to prove he is stupid enough to deserve a place in my Cabinet. https://t.co/tGfg4jFGDo
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) November 25, 2021
It's not just that he said it. He wrote it down. This was a considered argument. This ludicrous statement is an example of Nick Fletcher sincerely applying his intellect to a problem. https://t.co/wj9X6UwFxe
— Steve Analyst (@EmporersNewC) November 25, 2021
A late entry but very strong contender for MOST DERANGED TORY MOMENT OF THE YEAR. https://t.co/LZrAFCaJCT
— Adam Kay (@amateuradam) November 25, 2021
it was after reading The Boy In The Dress that I set up my international drugs cartel https://t.co/17E1emGeOD
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) November 25, 2021
If only we had a real-life Tardis, someone could go back to 2010 and explain slashing funding to the police, courts, prisons and probation would create a perfect storm of criminality and lawlessness https://t.co/GGn5qa4jiH
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) November 25, 2021
Doing a quick vag count on James Bond before I commit to a life of crime
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) November 25, 2021
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