Alex Salmond Tells Female Tory Minister: Behave Yourself, Woman

Some memebers of the British Parliament are up in arms. Former Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond has been criticized for telling a senior female Conservative MP to “behave yourself, woman.” And to make matters worse, he desribed her as “demented”. Speaking during a debate on the upcoming appointments to parliament’s various select committees on Wednesday, Salmond said to the minister for small business, Anna Soubry: “The Treasury bench should behave better in these debates, she should be setting an example to your new members not cavorting about like some demented junior minister – behave yourself, woman.” Soubry later responded on Twitter that Salmond seemed to think that women “should be seen and not heard” and that his attitude belonged “firmly in the 19th century”.