Once a year I have to out myself as a fan of Strictly Come Dancing and now is that time. I like dance, that is all. OK, maybe I should write a little bit more than that.
There is the distinct possibility that one of the most horrid people ever to enter British politics is starting to be thought of favourably. Ann Widdecombe is not, and never will be, a national treasure. It’s not just because she is a Tory, it is because she is a particularly unpleasant person all round.
I could just leave it at that but some younger people may just think that she is a humourless joyspoiler but wait my little naive friends, she is so much less.
She is anti-abortion and seems to have problems with embryonic stem cell research whilst not fully understanding the science behind it. Scientists didn’t want to create a human/animal hybrid Ann.
She is anti-Sex Education.
She supports Homophobia as long it’s by religious people (It’s free speech you know.)
She supports tougher drug laws.
She seems to think that the Church of England apologising for the Crusades and slavery “makes them look silly”.
She believes in censorship.
She is one of the idiot MP’s who wanted Terrorism suspects detained for 42 days despite no evidence that it would help investigations in any way.
She is against political parties trying to help get more women into Parliament.
She seems to agree with PETA on some things (they even gave her an award).
She insisted that Tories “throughout the Thatcher period” had always cared about the poor.
She writes for the Daily Express.
She was opposed to the repeal of Section 28.
She is a climate change denier.
She left the Church of England because they started ordinating woman.
In 1996 she defended the Governments policy of shackling pregnant women with handcuffs and chains when in hospital, even when giving birth. *
And on top of all of this, SHE REALLY REALLY CAN’T DANCE! Although on the plus side she is against fox hunting.
*edited by earwicga (Hansard shows Widdecombe defending shackles for pregnant women but not for women at the point of expulsion.)
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