Friday 6 September 2019 / 7:45 PM Dawn Butler / Women and Equalities

With a Prime Minister like Boris Johnson, what hope is there for the advancement of women’s rights? – Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, commenting on Boris Johnson calling Cameron a “girly swot”, said:

“Whether it’s references to a ‘big girl’s blouse’ or a ‘girly swot’, these comments expose Boris Johnson’s problem with women.

“It’s no wonder that with such outdated, racist and misogynistic views, he oversees a party that has systematically made the lives of women in the UK harder.

“By 2020, women will have been hit by 87% of social security cuts.

“With a Prime Minister like Boris Johnson, what hope is there for the advancement of women’s rights? Labour will put Women and Equalities at the heart of our agenda in Government.”