SUNAK DECLINES TO APOLOGISE OVER TRANSGENDER JIBE – PM said Starmer changed course on “defining a woman” during parliamentary exchange
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declined to apologise for a gender identity jibe at opposition leader Keir Starmer, which drew criticism in the light of the widely reported recent murder of a transgender girl.
On Wednesday, Sunak said Labour’s leader had changed course on “defining a woman”, during a parliamentary exchange that the mother of the murdered teen, Brianna Ghey, had been invited to watch.
Sunak has criticised Starmer, saying he “still does not know what a woman is”. Wednesday’s jibe appeared to be in reference to a comment from Starmer, when questioned about his views on transgender issues last April, that 99.9% of women “of course haven’t got a penis”.
Sunak said he had “nothing but the most heartfelt sympathy” for the Ghey family, adding that he was trying to illustrate how Labour had changed its mind on major policies.