UK Conservative Party’s in transphobia shock
The controversy trail continues for the UK Conservative Party’s deputy chair for women, who's embraced the festive spirit with a bit of transphobic razzmatazz. While many were bundling up for the holidays, Rachel Maclean was awarded the less-than-Christmassy gift of a non-crime hate incident (NCHI) report from the police. Maclean's comments aimed at her Green Party rival, Melissa Poulton, certainly stirred up more than minced pies this December.
Taking aim at Poulton, Maclean decided to describe her as something akin to a bad pantomime character: "a man who wears a wig." An uphill climb to the top of ingenuity, Maclean topped off her creative critique with a dig at the entire Green Party, asserting that they don't know "what a woman is." Maybe they're waiting for her to produce a dictionary?
Maclean, facing mounting criticism like a bad fruitcake, informed the BBC about her stern belief in freedom in gender identity and sexual orientation. So there we have it, folks. Maclean for lives without judgment - except when it's on Twitter, and concerns her political opposition, of course.
With the tenacity of a cat in a Christmas tree, Maclean stridently announced her disapproval of her newly awarded NCHI, alluding to police misusing the system. She didn't stop there, though, launching into a rebuttal salad worthy of a holiday potluck on the right wing platform, spiked.
Maclean insisted her comments were "not transphobic,” not "hateful,” even jumping on the free-speech bandwagon. Funny, though, how her support for trans rights seems to come with conditions.