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Labour has criticised Boris Johnson’s failure to appoint a Minister for Women and Equalities following Amber Rudd’s resignation. Dawn Butler MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, said: “If any government is in desperate need of a Minister to stand up to sexism, racism and homophobia, it’s this one.”. Last week, Boris Johnson was accused of sexism for using derogatory phrases such as “girly swot” and “big girl’s blouse”. He was confronted during PMQs by Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, who demanded the Prime Minister apologise for comparing Muslim women to letterboxes and launch an inquiry into Islamophobia in the Conservative party. Labour has accused the Prime Minister o... Full story

9 September