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Sally Bercow

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Greatnan Tue 20-Nov-12 10:42:33

Is she just terminally stupid? Still tweeting and breaking the law by naming the girl who went to France with her teacher. I am puzzled by her motivation - is it worth breaking the law just to get publicity?

Riverwalk Tue 20-Nov-12 10:48:39

I'm also puzzled by her motivation - maybe excessive tweeting is an addiction, a kind of instant gratification and recognition?

For the life of me I just don't get tweeting other than for, say, teenage pop fans following their latest idol.

gracesmum Tue 20-Nov-12 10:51:41

I just don't "get her" full stop.angry
I know women are not defined by their husbands or partners, but she seems to take all the benefits of the status of her wee man and abuse her position whenever she can. She featured in the MacAlpine business and as for posing clad only in a bed sheet - would anybody have asked her is she hadn't been the Speaker's wife?

Ana Tue 20-Nov-12 11:05:05

Apparently some idiots are defending her by saying that the girl's name was common knowledge - well it wasn't to me, and anyway that's not the point, there is an injunction preventing anyone from naming her in the media. I would imagine that includes Twitter.

gracesmum Tue 20-Nov-12 11:11:45

The arrogance of people who use Twitter to make defamatory/libellous statements just astounds me. If they claim they did not realise it was going to be so public, why use it? And who cares enough to hang on their every pronouncement anyway?

absentgrana Tue 20-Nov-12 11:22:14

Maybe she thinks the law doesn't apply to the Speaker's wife. Maybe she thinks she has parliamentary privilege. Maybe she's stupid. Who knows?

Greatnan Tue 20-Nov-12 11:24:48

She can't claim ignorance of the law now, as MacAlpine has said he is going to sue her.

celebgran Tue 20-Nov-12 11:34:30

am on twitter but do not get it really, all this only so many characters, is not for the chatty, and does seem to cause lot of storms!!

kittylester Tue 20-Nov-12 11:58:03

She is a flipping disgrace and embarrassment. She should respect her husband's position but so should he.

FlicketyB Tue 20-Nov-12 20:27:54

I hope she is one of the ones that gets asked to cough up £100,000 as punitive damages for her tweet. I find it very difficult to have any respect for people who make their careers by trading on who their spouse is.

petallus Tue 20-Nov-12 20:43:38

I'm a big fan of himself. I think they are a well matched couple. Both flamboyant and rather unconventional.

gracesmum Tue 20-Nov-12 21:46:37

Oh dear - agree to differ, petallus ? smile

Sel Tue 20-Nov-12 22:37:21

Didn't we all know someone like Sally at school? She's lucky that she's in a society where tweets are reported and reality TV watched. Just a small part of me rather admires her 'sod 'em all' attitude smile

FlicketyB Wed 21-Nov-12 11:13:39

I share your opinion in your last sentence Sel, but it helps to have some intelligence and thought behind your attitudes. Sally Bercow just shoots her mouth off without thinking about what she is saying first - as compared with someone like Janet Street-Porter who has similar attributes but also a solid lifetime of achievement on her own account, she has never based her career on the achievements of any partner. She also has carefully thought out attitudes and beliefs, which I dont necessarily share but I still have considerable respect for her. Sally Bercow is just a loud-mouth.

isthisallthereis Wed 21-Nov-12 11:21:14

A "loud-mouth" sums it up perfectly! Not a trait I admire.

Ana Wed 21-Nov-12 11:21:29

I agree absolutely with your post, FlicketyB. There's something rather grubby about Sally Bercow and the way she pushes herself to the front all the time (pun intended!). JSP is a good role model for women, whether one agrees with her views or not.

Greatnan Wed 21-Nov-12 11:22:17

Of course, she is not the only wife to have benefited from marriage to a politician. Glenys Kinnock landed a very lucrative post at the EU, without ever being elected to the UK parliament. She was awarded a title to make her eligible. She was filmed leaving the building minutes after signing in to get her attendance allowance, and attended a conference on poverty - in Barbados!
I except Hilary Clinton, who would perhaps have made a better president than her husband, and may still do so.

Lilygran Wed 21-Nov-12 11:43:46

Unfortunately, I think Hillary has said she's intending to retire.

isthisallthereis Wed 21-Nov-12 15:59:24

I think lilygran is correct. Shame as I thought Clinton (male) was a useless President.

Sel Wed 21-Nov-12 22:15:40

Flickety & Ana I'm revising my opinion in light of your comments! JSP, I agree, great role model, loud and proud. Greatnan I couldn't agree more about Glenys Kinnock, hypocrite of the first order. The whole family, I believe, joined the EU gravy train.

johanna Wed 21-Nov-12 22:24:15

I will eat my hat ( promise..) if Mc. Alpine goes to court.
I don't think he will.

annodomini Wed 21-Nov-12 22:42:40

Talking of politicians' wives: Sarah Brown is reported today as being appointed a director of Harrods.

gracesmum Wed 21-Nov-12 22:55:43

Not something I would want to be associated with!!

isthisallthereis Thu 22-Nov-12 00:15:13

I bet she (Sarah Brown) is crying all the way to the bank.

How can her acceptance (her seeking it out??) possibly be aligned with socialist principles? Or do such principles not exist any more (cynicism, cynicism)? I don't know why exactly but that Sarah Brown = Harrods news has particularly upset my sense of well-being. Ommmmm....

absentgrana Thu 22-Nov-12 09:50:34

isthisallthereis Bill Clinton did turn the US economy round very successfully. Of course George W. turned it back again.