I sincerely hope it’s “electioneering” from Swinson. But there’a always the risk of it back-firing if it goes too far. Especially with any repeated, personalised strong rhetoric. Sometimes there’s just no undoing the rifts created. As we may agree, Brexit is too important for that. It’d be quite different if it was an ordinary GE. This one is far from that.
Let’s not take things too literally. For example, Nicholas Soames, MP, presumably a highly educated man, recently used the same term with reference to the Tory Chief Whip. I believe that’s a certain Mark Spencer, MP. I likewise used it irrespective of Swinson’s gender. But in view of my respect for all creatures, including domestic farm animals (hence I don’t eat them), perhaps “bovine” wasn’t the best adjective to use. - GL.
“A really stupid, bovine thing to do’: Tory MP condemns removal of whip from Michael Heseltine”.