Friday 29 November 2019 / 1:19 PM Angela Rayner / Women and Equalities

Boris Johnson is a liar and a sexist – Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to Boris Johnson’s refusal to apologise for his comments about women and single mothers and his attempt to deny what he wrote:

“Boris Johnson’s refusal to apologise for his hateful comments about single mothers, their children and working class men is an absolute disgrace.

“He tried to deny what he wrote, but the evidence is there in black and white for us all to see, proving once again that he’s a liar as well as a sexist.

“According to Boris Johnson, when I was a young single mum, I should have been pushed into ‘destitution on a Victorian scale’. Johnson appallingly and hypocritically claims that children of single mums are ‘ill-raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate’.

“From attacking single mothers working hard to raise their kids, to advocating sexual harassment in the workplace, Boris Johnson has demonstrated his contempt for women and working class people. Under the Conservatives we stand to lose the rights we have won over decades of struggle. He is not fit to be an MP, let alone Prime Minister.”