Opposition MP accused of playing with her body to annoy Boris Johnson: This misogynistic attack reported by a tabloid has sparked outrage in the UK, denouncing the Prime Ministersexual nonsense“.
At the origin of the scandal, Sunday’s article appeared in the Mail on Sunday, a tabloid known for its conservative streak and willingly sensationalist provocateur. The newspaper alleged that Tory MPs are comparing Angela Rayner to actress Sharon Stone in the film.Basic instinct‘, making sure she likes to distract the Prime Minister by crossing her legs and jaws in Parliament. This Labor MP, the deputy leader of the main opposition party, regularly replaces the number one she has Keir Starmer, during questions to the Prime Minister every Wednesday noon. Led That leads to heated verbal contests between her and Boris Johnson, two political figures with diametrically opposite styles and backgrounds.
While Boris Johnson, 57, comes from a privileged background and attended the very elite college at Eton and then the prestigious Oxford University, Angela Rayner, 42, grew up in social housing and left school at 16, pregnant with her first son. She became a social worker before joining a union and then into politics and was elected in 2015 in the constituency of Ashton-under Lane, near Manchester (Northern England). In its article, the Mail on Sunday quoted anonymous Conservative MPs, one of whom claimed that Angela Rayner “You can’t competeWith the public speaking skills of Boris Johnson.But (that) she has other skills that she lacks“.
Angela Rayner denounced it on Twitter, saying:gutter pressand stressed thatIn politics, women face sexism and misogyny daily“.This MP, who is known for her frankness – had to apologize in September for her contact with the Conservatives.”garbageThey had the support of parliamentarians on all sides, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressing his regret on Twitter on Sunday.The misogyny directed at her anonymously“.
“I thought this was the most egregious and sexist nonsenseHe told reporters on Monday. Boris Johnson warned that there will be retaliation if the perpetrators of sexist comments are identified, considering them “Absolutely unbearableThe Speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsey Hoyle, on Monday afternoon also denounced the statements that “Only women who might consider running for office can be deterred, at everyone’s expenseHe announced a meeting with the President of the Parliamentary Syndicate of Journalists and the Editor-in-Chief of the Mail on Sunday on the subject.
Despite the often provocative front pages of tabloids, this new projection does not seem to pass: the press regulator, Ipso (Independent Press Standards Organization) said it had received “Lots of complaintsThis sheds new light on sexism in politics, the day after a Sunday Times article revealed that three ministers and two opposition MPs are currently facing charges ofBad behavior of a sexual natureThe term can include sexual harassment, voyeurism or sexual assault. They are among 56 deputies who were referred to an office responsible for recording these complaints, which was established to follow up on the movement.Me too“.
For Labor leader Keir Starmer, with these anonymous attacks, the Conservative Party, “Steeped in scandal and chaos” success “new wallpaper“.With May 5 local elections looming, the ruling party approaches a faltering ballot in”party gate“, these parties organized into circles of power during the arrest. This scandal caused a decline in the popularity of Boris Johnson, for whom the vote will be a test.
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