Prime Minister's Update

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:44 pm on 25th September 2019.

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Photo of Janet Daby Janet Daby Labour, Lewisham East 6:44 pm, 25th September 2019

I was originally going to ask a question about Operation Yellowhammer, but I cannot ignore what was said by my hon. Friend Paula Sherriff, and the experience that she had in the Chamber. She spoke about the threats that she was experiencing as a woman, but also about the experiences of other female Members.

The Prime Minister will know about violence against women and girls. He will also know that the way in which he spoke, and the language that he used, are words that will linger, and words that will do more harm than good. I ask him to withdraw what he said, and I ask him to reflect on that. Will he do so?