Geri Halliwell thinks 'Winston Churchill is the original Spice Girl'
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Geri Haliwell, aka 'Ginger Spice', has deemed former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 'the original Spice Girl' during an interview with The Times.
Why does Geri Halliwell think Winston Churchill is 'the original Spice Girl'?
Well, it's not exactly clear. But it was certainly an effective distraction from the original question posed to the woman currently making up exactly 25% of the Spice Girls: 'Would Theresa May have made a good Spice Girl?'
Have you... have you seen her dance? Anyway, Halliwell was kind enough not to lay into our hapless prime minister, instead offering just about the most supportive words you can imagine: "She’s doing her best with what she’s got, so she deserves a bit of support for that, for God’s sake."
This rather lukewarm assessment of Theresa May, however, did lead us onto the real meaty stuff, which is that Churchill was a Spice Girl. The first Spice Girl, in fact. Probably the one that first donned the famous Union Jack dress that used to stick to Halliwell like clingfilm, too.
Her reasoning ran as follows:
"Even Winston Churchill got fired. Did you know that? He won a war for us and he got fired. For me, Winston Churchill is the original Spice Girl. That is the one to follow. What prime minister or president has walked out with people going, ‘Oh, he done a good job’? No one.”
Which begs more questions than it answers, truth be told. Still, it's a nice addition to the ongoing debate surrounding Winston Churchill's legacy that has involved shadow chancellor John McDonnell as well as the most consistently faux-outraged man on the planet, Piers Morgan.
Whether or not he did first pen the lyrics to 'Wannabe', Churchill is a questionable choice given that he famously didn't want women to be granted the vote, writing in his copy of the 1874 Annual Register that they are “well represented by their fathers, brothers, and husbands”. He did eventually vote in March 1904 in favour of a female suffrage bill, but was never more than a lukewarm supporter.
Clearly he thought he knew what women wanted, what they really, really wanted. Slam your body down and wind it all around. If you wanna be a voter...