Rights groups also say that an increasingly bitter political climate surrounding Brexit has fueled the flames — as did recent remarks by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the treatment of female lawmakers… In a parliamentary debate in September, Mr. Johnson dismissed such threats as “humbug” and said that lawmakers had only themselves to blame for the hostile political climate.
(Megan Specia, “Threats and Abuse Prompt Female Lawmakers To Leave U.K. Parliament,” NYTimes, 11-1-19)
Two cocks hatched in the Big Apple humbug the hens. Perhaps the hens will return the compliment.
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