This is what she wrote in today’s Mail on Sunday with regard to my bill...
Between the ages of 14 and 16, girls would attend abstinence classes where they can learn to 'just say no'.
I don't know what the boys would be learning while the girls are being thus 'empowered'. Politics? Philosophy? Economics?
This is what I actually said when delivering the bill and the link to the full debate is below. It is also 13 -16 not 14, so she obviously didn’t even read the bill.
“I believe that the answer to ending our constant struggle with the incredibly high rate of teenage sexual activity and underage pregnancies lies in teaching our girls and boys about the option of abstinence—the ability to just say no as part of their compulsory sex education at school.”
Please note the two crucial and clear points in bold above which Moore, whilst focussing on spitting her peculiar dissembling venom, chose to twist..... boys are to be included and the option of abstinence would form part of the sex education programme.
Moore wrote that...
Here in Britain, we are seeing a drop in teenage pregnancy rates - so why Dorries wants to provoke another moral panic is hard to fathom, but she does
I actually said, as recorded in Hansard and in the speech below..
“According to data published by the Office for National Statistics in 2007, Britain has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in western Europe, so we must be doing something wrong. That is why I am introducing this Bill”.
I should have added that we also have the highest abortion rate in Europe.
Her most serious lie follows, so serious it’s straight to a lawyer’s office in the morning...
Her, er, 'way' with people was showcased in the Channel 4 television show Tower Block Of Commons, in which she went to live on a council estate, where she then effortlessly stirred up racial tension.
...along with the letter of congratulations I received from Oona King, head of diversity at Channel 4, for the sensitive way I handled the diversity and racial issues I was presented with during the making of the programme and for the successful outcome.
Buried in the article is one sentence where Moore says she agrees with me. So she agrees with my opinion, but writes an article full of hatred, malice and lies.
I could take this article apart and expose each and every lie line by line, but it would make too long a blog.
The biggest scandal in the whole article is her metro elite, Islington dinner party acceptance that young girls in Newcastle, should be subjected to a lifetime of single parenthood, a life time on benefits, which tax payers pay for, and an old age in poverty, because people like her try to destroy the slighted attempt to teach them how to say no to a persistent boyfriend; Why? Because that happens, that’s life for teenage girls on council estates - not that the wealthy, elite - prone to telling vicious lies - Suzanne Moore, would know anything about that though.
Suzanne Moore and Camilla Long both have something in common.. they are far more concerned with promoting their own brand of nasty journalism on the back of and at the cost of something which aims to benefit those much worse off than they are, for the purpose of furthering their own careers.
Shame on them.
Link to the bill speech...