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Alison Mcgovern

The Independent

Labour’s Alison McGovern criticises Michael Gove over lack of self-isolation

Shadow sports minister Alison McGovern has criticised the fact Government minister Michael Gove will not have to self-isolate in the same way ordinary fans must after the Champions League final. Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, had gone to Porto with his son to watch the Champions League...
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Alison McGovern: 'If Lizzo Had Been Around When Anthea Turner Was On The Telly, Maybe I Would Have A More Balanced View Of My Own Body'

Have you ever looked at an outfit someone else is wearing and thought, ‘I wouldn’t have put that skirt with that top’? I have. We all have. It is a human instinct to pass judgement over others. It is irresistible. So not a surprise when this week, Anthea Turner, who I watched avidly on Blue Peter as a kid, went on a sort of mass-fat-shaming exercise via twitter. I won’t repeat the whole thing, but she has since apologised for tweeting a picture of a fat person in a wheelchair, and has not yet removed her tweet saying, “So much evidence as to why our numbers are high yet people fail to listen and treat the NHS as sticking plaster for their lifestyle choices…”.
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