Nick Fletcher’s Dr Who comments straight out of the 1950s

Nick Fletcher’s Dr Who comments straight out of the 1950s

Parliamentary news
Responding to Conservative MP Nick Fletcher's comments today suggesting Doctor Who being played by a woman may have pushed young men into crime, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael MP said: "It seems Nick Fletcher has stepped into the TARDIS and taken a trip back to the 1950s, where his attitude belongs. “The Conservatives are so desperate to pass the buck for their failure to tackle crime and keep our communities safe that they’re even blaming Doctor Who. "This baseless assertion would be laughable if it wasn't so harmful. There are plenty of positive role models for young children regardless of gender."
Read More

Lib Dems: Govt must ensure dinosaur MPs can’t obstruct legislation

Parliamentary news
The Liberal Democrats have today secured assurances that a Bill on female genital mutilation (FGM) will be introduced in Government time, but have called for the way in which Private Members Bills' are debated to be reassessed. Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse secured the assurance during her Urgent Question today. The Bath MP pressed the issue after a Private Member's Bill on FGM was dismissed on Friday after Conservative MP Christopher Chope objected. Following the Urgent Question, Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse said: “It is severely disappointing that I have had to ask the Minister to bring this issue back to the Chamber today. The Conservatives should be ashamed to have Members on their benches with such outdated views about women and who fail to recognise the urgent need to protect vulnerable girls.  “We…
Read More