Saturday, July 09, 2016

Andrea Leadsom campaign manager's childlessness jibe against Sarah Teather

Tim Loughton is Andrea Leadsom's campaign manager.

In September 2013 the Telegraph quoted a speech of his to Conservative activists:
"The person who was actually in charge of family policy amongst the ministerial team at the DfE was Sarah Teather. Which was a bit difficult because she didn't really believe in family. 
"She certainly didn't produce one of her own. So it became a bit of a family-free zone. I think that was a huge disappointment."
Loughton later told the BBC that he would apologist to Teather.

Jo Swinson had it right in her quote in the Telegraph story:
"Using someone’s lack of children as an insult is shameful, crass and, frankly, disgusting. It reflects far more on him than on Sarah."
All in all, a remarkable coincidence.

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