‘Lib Dems record of delivery for lesbians’ #AddForLesbiansToAHeadline

by Stephen Tall on August 4, 2014

mail lesbiansA couple of weeks ago, Nick Clegg poked fun at the Daily Mail’s everyday sexist approach to reporting the Cabinet reshuffle.

Today the Lib Dem Twitter account has had a pop at the paper’s stablemate the Mail on Sunday for its widely-mocked front page headline, ‘NHS to fund sperm bank for lesbians’ — the new Health department-backed centre is in fact open to everyone (lesbians included) — using the delicious Twitter hashtag #AddForLesbiansToAHeadline:

It might have been worse for the Mail. At least the Lib Dems didn’t adopt the trusty old ‘A record of action, a promise of more for lesbians’. Or ‘Stronger economy, fairer society for lesbians’.

And as for the 1974 slogan ‘One more heave’… well, we’ll just leave that one there.

* Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and editor of the 2013 publication, The Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for the Decade Ahead. He is also a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum and writes at his own site, The Collected Stephen Tall.