Although Louise Mensch was once heralded as a ‘Cameron Cutie,’ the former Conservative MP’s relationship with the Prime Minister has soured after he paid tribute to the late King Abdullah.
The Saudi Arabia monarch’s death was announced yesterday, with the cause of death thought to be a lung infection. Speaking following the news, Cameron gushed that he would be remembered for his ‘commitment to peace and for strengthening understanding between faiths’. However, the fact that his reign in Saudi Arabia has seen a higher number of beheadings than those carried out by Isis appears to have not escaped Mensch’s attention. She took to Twitter to say that if Cameron or any other Conservative politician dared praise Abdullah in spite of his treatment of women, she would ‘blast them from the highest heavens in the sun’.
When we will stop the goddamm cultural relativism and say NO ITS NOT OK to whip women, stop them voting, working, having custody rights? — Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) January 23, 2015
In Saudi Arabia women aren’t allowed to leave their home without a male chaperone, try on clothes when shopping or work in a lingerie shop. The criticism of Cameron comes despite Mensch’s tendency to praise her former boss.
A great day for the country. David Cameron as our Prime Minister, a clean slate and a fresh start. — Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) May 11, 2010
Cameron isn’t the only politician to come under fire for his words of praise, Tony Blair has upset one of his former employees.
— Martin Bright (@martinbright) January 23, 2015
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