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Tory MP wants to axe ‘Women’ from Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee

Two Tory MPs want to drop ‘Women’ from Parliament’s Women and Equalities committee… because it’s apparently unfair to gay people.

Philip Davies, who was last year elected unopposed to the Parliamentary committee responsible for scrutinising the government’s equalities work, made the demand in the Commons.

The MP for Shipley is an outspoken critic of the women’s rights movement, and previously faced questions over his ties to the so-called ‘Justice for Men and Boys party’ – which issues awards for “lying feminist of the month”, and affirms on its website that “feminists are whiny, gormless, toxic liars”.

Mr Davies urged the Leader of the House to “bring forward proposals to change the name of the Women and Equalities Committee to the Equalities Committee”.

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March 15, 2017

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