Britain’s Labour Party Attacks Sexist MPs

A Labour party spokesman said that Labour officials are listening to recordings of all parliament debates since last May’s elections, and are drawing up a list of Conservative party members who make sexist and snide remarks to the women. They plan on taking the names of the guilty men to house speaker Betty Boothroyd.

The Labour Party says that since an unprecedented 101 women were elected to Parliament, Conservative men have made sexist comments and accused the women of ignorance about debate procedure. The spokesman said the investigation was a “result of complaints” and that it was “part of a wider look at ways of modernising the House of Commons. It’s not just a boys’ club anymore.”


AFP - October 6, 1997] - October 8, 1997

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