UK: Harriet Harman, S&M and the Great British Bake-off

Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman Photo: Reuters

Harriet Harman, S&M and the Great British Bake-off Telegraph.co.uk Harriet Harman told the Labour party conference in Manchester that “most women” prefer a man who “unstacks the dishwasher” to one who “ties you to the bed”, as she mocked the “submissive” nature of the Coalition government.She told delegates: “in my new role as Shadow Culture Secretary, I’m always asked what I’m reading.”And just the other week, I had an awkward moment when a journalist asked me if I’d read “that” book. Women here will know the one. The one about a sado-masochistic relationship, with a dominant superior controlling a naive submissive. And I said: ‘don’t be silly – of course I’ve read the coalition agreement.'”

Labour conference 2012: Day Five: As it happened Telegraph.co.uk blog Harriet Harman has closed the final day of Labour Party conference in Manchester

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