YOU remember that girl at school, the one that tried too hard to be everyone’s friend? Well, Amber Rudd MP is what happens when they grow up.
Poor Amber. She had a real shocker yesterday when she tried to suck up to the Left, and Diane Abbott MP in particular, in the familiar refrain of ‘but people are mean to all of us women on social media’. Here she is, managing to screw up the very easy gig of moaning on the Jeremy Vine show.
Asked by Vine if Twitter abuse was worse for female politicians, Rudd said: ‘It definitely is worse if you’re a woman. And it’s worst of all if you’re a coloured woman. I know that Diane Abbott gets a huge amount of abuse, and I think that’s something we need to continue to call out.’ The choice of words was not mentioned in the interview, though Rudd then went on to talk about the particular abuse faced by ‘black, and black and minority ethnic women’ in politics.
Not good enough for the Woke-stapo, I’m afraid. You can imagine the feeding frenzy. The woman she was trying to suck up to, Diane Abbott, tweeted the following: ‘The term “coloured” is an outdated, offensive and revealing choice of words.’ She also retweeted a message from her fellow Labour MP Danielle Rowley saying: ‘She clearly gets her language from the same bygone era as her abhorrent welfare policies.’
Rudd tweeted: ‘Mortified at my clumsy language and sorry to @HackneyAbbott. My point stands: that no one should suffer abuse because of their race or gender.’
Yup, life sure does come at you fast if you are a wet, limp, please-everyone-love-me Tory MP. It really was a simple job though: complain about the abuse women in public life receive, especially black women, and then move on. Then they’ll all love you, Amber, and make you head girl.
I’m not a fan of Rudd; those girls were irritating in school and they are irritating now so this latest gaffe has served up some delicious schadenfreude. I doubt if Rudd will learn the key lesson in all of this however: the Left hate you.
You, Amber Rudd, are a Tory and no matter how much you try to suck up to them, no matter how much you try to out-Woke them and play the identity politics game, they will still hate you.
In fact, I reckon the Left hate Rudd even more than someone like The Mogg, as weakness is such a turn-off. And this was weak. Incompetent and weak. Better luck next time.