Exclusive: CLP bans ‘old men’ phrase re council exec appointments


In early June, the SKWAWKBOX published an article concerning ‘nine old white men’ – Tory men – who had been allowed to dominate a BBC Question Time election special just before voters went to the polls. The article contained an image of the men that clearly struck a chord as it went viral, appearing in posts and articles all over social media:

9-old-white-menEven comedian Joe Lycett picked up the image and had a little fun with it.

But the image’s serious message seemed to be what drove its virality – and, just possibly, it’s still resonating.

One CLP (constituency Labour party) in the north-west of England has caused consternation among its members by passing a resolution banning the phrase ‘old white-haired men‘ or similar after controversy over the appointment to the executive of the Council of twelve older men and one women 

The CLP is organised on a…

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