Home Secretary Suella Braverman used the cultural war playbook in her statement during the discussion over the Public Order Bill, which would make it unlawful to carry glue with the aim of binding yourself to a public place.
What's most striking Suella Braverman's tofu moment is how Labour reacts with sheer ridicule.— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) October 18, 2022
Laughing at your opponent can often be more wounding than accepting their premises. A sign of self-confidence on the culture wars not evident until recently.pic.twitter.com/fBDc1vn7FN
The riposte from Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper was spot on.
“When they face issues where you’ve got a selfish minority wreaking havoc, you’ve got someone who’s resisting all attempts by the powers that be to remove them, causing serious disruption, disorder, chaos, with serious consequences for the public, for businesses, for politics and for financial markets, but they’ve glued themselves under the desk with honourable members opposite.
We wish them luck with their attempts to extricate another failing Tory Prime Minister from Number 10. But I suggest it isn’t a reason to change the law for everyone else.”
These remarks reveal the level of derision that Braverman’s gibberish elicited.
Suella Braverman’s dislike of the ‘tofu-eating’ peoples of Britain:— FaithfulDefenceAdvocate (@DefenceFaithful) October 19, 2022
Tofu is eaten widely in Asian cultures. What dog whistle is this?
Do we now hate anyone who isn’t sitting round an oak table in a Manor House reading the Daily Mail and eating a full roast dinner?
Just watching Suella Braverman's tofu speech with incredulity and I wondered…..if you combined the mental ages of all of the Conservative front bench, would it be enough to make a functioning adult?— Andrew Scott 💙💙🇺🇦 (@scottandrew444) October 18, 2022
Do you read The Guardian?— Sara (@SaraKean) October 18, 2022
Do you eat Tofu?
Would you consider yourself ‘awake’ to, and against, injustice and racism?
If so, you just made Suella Braverman’s “enemies” list 👀#ToriesOut103 #GeneralElectionNow #EnoughIsEnough #PMQs #GeneralElection2022pic.twitter.com/rTJNXDPOwG
Suella Braverman's rant against "tofu-eating woke-errati" is as misguided as it is utterly unhinged https://t.co/ynmYutZ0AN— Ian Griggs (@ProseFactory) October 19, 2022
Suella Braverman is the answer to the question "What if Priti Patel got kicked in the head by a horse?"— Phil W. Bayles (@philwbayles) October 19, 2022
It would be funny if she didn't hold a frankly scary amount of power.https://t.co/ltnp4h9zQG