A Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) strongly criticized Carol Vorderman, labelling her as a person who thrives on political hate and displays snobbish behaviour.
During a debate on training and skills, Siobhan Baillie, the Tory MP, used the opportunity to take a dig at Carol Vorderman, intensifying the ongoing war of words between the Conservative Party and the former Countdown star.
Baillie argued in favour of training and apprenticeships as means to enhance social mobility, and she expressed her disdain for individuals like Vorderman who hold a condescending attitude towards those without a university degree.
Just four days ago, Vorderman celebrated the release of a poll suggesting that Tory minister Johnny Mercer is likely to lose his seat in the upcoming general election.
In her attack on Mercer and his wife, she questioned their employability, emphasizing their lack of a university degree despite expensive private education.
Baillie referred to Vorderman’s attack as the “latest example of nonsense,” where she belittled Mercer for not having attended university. The MP for Stroud condemned Vorderman’s deliberate condescension towards millions of people who did not pursue higher education, deeming it unforgivable.
Baillie accused Vorderman of purposely indulging in political hate to gain attention on social media and stated that while she used to admire Vorderman, she now feels sorry for her.
Vorderman’s Twitter post garnered mixed reactions, with some enjoying her bold criticisms of the government, while others accused her of being snobbish. It was also highlighted that Vorderman herself obtained a third-class degree during her time at the university.
Although Vorderman did not directly respond to Baillie’s comments in the House of Commons, she tweeted that the reactions to her attack meant she must be “doing something right.”
She argued that the Tories were twisting her words to label her as an education snob, which she found absurd.
Vorderman affirmed her belief in encouraging young people to achieve their best in whichever path they choose, emphasizing the importance of strength, happiness, and confidence. She dismissed any other claims as offensive, targeted, and predictable right-wing nonsense.
It is worth noting that Vorderman previously endorsed the Conservative Party and their education policy during the 2010 election.