This post was written before the news that Dominic Raab had been knocked out of the Tory leader contest. So we come a day too late with Laura’s advice. However we suspect it wouldn’t have influenced the Tory remainer MPs who chose, disgracefully, to back Rory Stewart over the true conservative and Brexiteer, Dominic Raab.
IF you are a Tory Party member, who should you vote for in the leadership election, which by virtue of our amazing unwritten constitution means you are also voting for the next Prime Minister? You are in a constituency of 134,000 immensely powerful people.
As many readers know, I have no faith in Boris Johnson but if you really want to vote for him I will not stand in your way.
However, I usually decide these things based on one question – who will stand up for a conservative culture? This is why I voted for the Brexit Party at the European Elections, because the men wore ties.
Some may say, This is madness, Laura, madness. But it is not. Maintaining standards, standards of civility, standards of decency, standards of decorum is the basis of a conservative society and that is what wearing a tie does – it maintains standards, so they got my vote.
In a similar vein, I think on balance Dominic Raab deserves a vote, should he get to the last two contenders. He has stood strong on Brexit, which is a plus, and to my knowledge has had only one wife, who happily is also his current wife. All of this is conservative. He has also said he does not call himself a feminist and when the self-obsessed ridiculous liberal media push him on this he has held the line.
Dominic Raab has not given into the outrage machine over not identifying as a feminist, and this is critical if we are to make any progress going forward. Standing up against these nincompoops in the media, who get obsessed over an issue that the ordinary voter doesn’t care about, is very important. Harvey Weinstein called himself a feminist, so how you label yourself says nothing about your attitude and actions towards women.
In an interview on Sunday with Sky News, Raab said he was a champion of equality and meritocracy, which is another plus as so few politicians seem even remotely interested in the meritocracy right now. Sophy Ridge pushed Raab on the big issues, like how the domestic jobs were split in the Raab house. He mumbled a bit, when the proper answer should have been, Listen, Sophy, these are not proper questions for me to answer, these are private matters, but I can say that I am the man of the house and I protect my wife and kids.
Raab did give the game away somewhat when he replied to the question of whether there were boy jobs and girl jobs. ‘I certainly take out the bins,’ he said without hesitation. Yes indeed, he certainly does. You could tell by his use of the word ‘certainly’ that the very idea that he would leave his wife to haul out the bins was out of the question. What kind of man gets his wife to take the bins out? It doesn’t bear thinking about. And that was that: Raab should get your vote.
"I'm a champion of equality and meritocracy" – Dominic Raab explains why he isn't a feminist. #Ridge
— Ridge on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) June 16, 2019
Raab should get your vote, dear reader, because the Left wants to create a world where women take out the bins and the men are proud of it. And what an utterly awful world that would be. This role swap represents the utter emasculation of men and the erosion of any differences between the sexes.
In fact this is a world where we would all have to pretend that men are not stronger than women, that the two sexes do not complement each other and that indeed women’s football is awesome. This would be a society where the mainstream media pushes out lie after lie and worst of all makes you lie to yourself.
Indeed, I tell you most solemnly this is about more than bins – this is about truth itself. And the truth is that most men are stronger than most women, the sexes do complement each other and no one wants to watch women’s football. The truth is that any able-bodied husband who leaves it to his wife to take the bins out is a disgrace and a total schmuck. That’s reality.
We could live in a Leftist world as follows: Husband, ‘Time to put the bins out, dear. Now make sure you put your back into it and can you get me a beer when you’re finished, I want to see the Women’s World Cup final.’
Or we could live in a conservative culture, where we leave the European Union and the men put the damn bins out. Is that so much to ask? No. So vote Raab and vote often.