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Stephen Fry and the rise of the Pratriarchy

8 May 2024

1:00 AM

8 May 2024

1:00 AM

With Labour on course to win the next election, it’s worth asking again: why is it the only major political party in the UK never to have had a female leader? There still hasn’t been a satisfactory answer. Indeed, considering the enthusiasm for the Church of Transubstantiation within its ranks – Labour has more of what I coined ‘transmaids’ than all the other parties put together – it’s not altogether impossible that the first ‘woman’ to lead Labour could be the proud possessor of a penis, especially if the risible Izzard ever finds a safe seat willing to take him....

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