Sayeeda Warsi, innumerate or idiot?

Sayeeda Warsi has just said on Question Time that she thinks it is entirely appropriate that a family with a sole higher rate taxpaying breadwinner earning £45,000 should lose Child Benefit, while a family with two standard rate taxpaying breadwinners earning a joint income of £80,000 should keep Child Benefit.

Is there anyone in this country who does not think this shrill, tribal, partisan, hectoring harridan is a complete idiot?

The Conservatives have screwed up by making policy on the hoof. The flaw is clear for all to see. Child Benefit should be assessed on the total income of the parents in the household, not solely on whether one is a higher rate taxpayer. But the Tories are so desperate not to expose themselves as having failed to think through their policy they are exposing themselves as slippery, incompetent denialists.

Sayeeda Warsi has had a very bad week. As Chairman of the Conservative Party Lady Warsi knew full well the Conservative party membership had dropped by more than 80,000 since Cameron completed his deceit ridden takeover of the party. But she tried to pretend to Andrew Neil that she had no idea that membership had dropped by nearly 33%. Every time this woman opens her mouth and wags her finger she confirms to more and more people what a vacuous, hollow shell the Conservative party has become.

For me, it’s not just that Warsi is a bare faced liar, it is that she is so transparently bad at it. She is the archetypal Cameroon.

3 Responses to “Sayeeda Warsi, innumerate or idiot?”


  1. 1 Frank 07/10/2010 at 11:18 pm

    Very poor communicator – did you see her on question time today?
    she came across very aggressive and patronising, how can a person like that be the chairman of the governing party and a cabinate minister? we are doomed….

  2. 2 Robert 08/10/2010 at 12:54 pm

    Isn’t it obvious why she is party chair person and a cabinet minister?

  3. 3 cosmic 08/10/2010 at 8:40 pm

    She knows what to say to please her boss and get on in the party. Sometimes what she’s required to say and what logic dictates are a odds and making a public statement involves squaring a circle, which can usually be done with weasel words. Sometimes it can’t be done so she has a choice between looking an idiot and stating the obvious, and she wouldn’t get on by confirming the obvious when it would embarrass the boss.

    Usually, when politicians are on the spot, they rely on such well established dodges as answering a question with another question or saying that it’s a hypothetical case – when it really isn’t.


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