Jack Monroe announces they will stand for parliament in the general election

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Jack Monroe announces they will stand for parliament in the general election

Post by Philagain1 on Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:16 pm




Jack Monroe has announced that they will put their name forward to be a candidate for MP in the 2017 general election.

The award-winning author and journalist, who successfully sued Katie Hopkins for libel last month, told their fans on Twitter after a series of posts in which they explained their knowledge of politics.

“I started writing political articles in 2012,” they wrote. “Cookbook in 2014. I’m always ‘in the kitchen’ but I earned my political stripes, fu****s.

“I know having a working class tattooed sweary prick with 4 1/2 GCSEs talking about the economy unsettles some of you. So I’m gonna carry on.

“And what do I know about politics? I know what it’s like to be evicted when your housing benefit is late. I know what it’s like to starve.”

ack Monroe

@MxJackMonroe

I know politics.
It helps that I am an obsessively analytical researcher.
But politics *made* me.
And by the way

I'm in the bloody kitchen.
4:14 PM - 19 Apr 2017

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They carried on defending themselves from accusations that their campaign is a publicity stunt with anecdotes from their life.

“And what do I know about politics? I know what it’s like to be evicted when your housing benefit is late. I know what it’s like to starve.”

“I know what it is to sit through every local council meeting, desperately trying to understand how people could casually decimate lives,” they added.

Monroe, who identifies as gender non-binary and uses the prefix Mx, tweeted on Tuesday that they “remain a Labour member”.

However, they have not yet clarified if Labour will be the party they stand for.

The author, who lives in Southend, has also not said in which constituency they will be attempting to become a candidate.

They have readily admitted they have “misgivings” about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, which are clear to anyone who reads their Twitter feed.

Jack Monroe

@MxJackMonroe

Who is this person on the BBC saying Corbyn can unite the UK over Brexit? He can't even unite his own mind about it for gods sake.
11:51 AM - 18 Apr 2017

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In recent days, they have also criticised Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron, who has said being gay is not a sin, but has not as yet answered whether having gay sex is a sin. Razz





And the Conservative Party has long come under fire from the food blogger.

Jack Monroe

@MxJackMonroe

Conservatives really are the true party of equality. They despise us all absolutely equally. https://twitter.com/LGBTCons/status/854440550426136578 …
2:59 PM - 19 Apr 2017

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   Jack Monroe
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   @MxJackMonroe

   It's simple.
   Cook what you can.
   Move as much as you can.
   Eat as much veg as you can.
   Ignore the fauxtrionists.
   Have some fucking cake.

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   Jack Monroe
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   @MxJackMonroe

   We're all going to be fucked by the Tories and the NHS is dying on its underfunded arse.
   Pass me the pasta and the sugar and the gin, cheers
   8:50 PM - 14 Jan 2017

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The journalist was awarded £24,000 by the court over Hopkins’ libellous tweets – £16,000 for the first, and £8,000 for the second.

After Theresa May’s announcement of a snap election, Monroe created a 61-track “#GeneralElection2017 playlist including Send In The Clowns, It’s The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine), and Red Lights.

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/04/20/jack-monroe-announces-they-will-stand-for-parliament-in-the-general-election/

lol!  Razz
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