Saturday, February 24, 2024

Rishi Sunak’s Trans Jibe In PMQs Horrifies Social Media

Rishi Sunak’s dig at trans individuals throughout prime minister’s questions has left social media in shock.

The prime minister tried to criticise Keir Starmer by suggesting he doesn’t know what a girl is, whereas the mom of murdered trans teenager Brianna Ghey was within the room.

The incident occurred simply after the Labour chief opened his personal speech by welcoming Brianna Ghey’s mom Esther to the Commons viewing seats.

Starmer praised her for her “unwavering bravery”, including: “I’m glad she’s right here with us within the gallery right here in the present day.”

Shortly after Starmer’s opening assertion, Sunak criticised his opponent for his supposed flip-flopping over numerous insurance policies – significantly when it got here to “defining a girl”.

The PM added: “In equity, that was solely 99.9% of a U-turn.”

It is a reference to a comment from Starmer final April, when he mentioned 99.9% of ladies “in fact haven’t obtained a penis” amid a dialogue on trans rights.

Whereas the Tory frontbenchers laughed at Sunak’s remark, Starmer stood up and mentioned: “Of all of the weeks to say that – when Brianna’s mom is on this chamber. Disgrace. Parading as a person of integrity….”

Later in PMQs, Labour MP Liz Twist requested Sunak to apologise for “Brianna Ghey’s mom for his insensitive remark”, however the PM ignored the request.

In his closing remarks of PMQs, the PM did add: “If I might simply say additionally to Brianna Ghey’s mum, as I mentioned earlier this week, what occurred was an unspeakable and surprising tragedy.

“As I mentioned earlier this week, within the face of that, her mom to indicate the compassion and empathy she did final weekend, I assumed she demonstrated the perfect of humanity within the face of the very worst of humanity, and he or she deserves all of admiration and reward for that.”

However, X (previously Twitter) was quickly flooded with horrified reactions to his preliminary remark – and lack of apology.

Opposition MPs additionally slammed Sunak’s remarks.

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