by Stephen Tall on August 4, 2014
A 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:
— Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) August 4, 2014
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.