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UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Faces Backlashes after Transgender Jibe

 British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is facing flak for taking a jibe against the opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer leader, stating that the latter could not define who or what a woman was. The exchange that happened during a parliamentary exchange was also attended by murdered transgender Brianna Ghey’s mother.

Brianna Ghey was stabbed 28 times with a hunting knife. Stramer had invited Ghey’s mother to watch PM Sunak’s weekly question-and-answer session in parliament.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak during the weekly Question and Answer Session ( Picture: Sky News)

In a presumably declining popularity of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy’s son-in-law, Rishi Sunak may have possibly managed to add salt to the wound with his tongue-in-cheek comment about women with the mother of a slain transgender person in attendance.

In an exchange with Labour leader Keir Starmer, PM Rishi Sunak said “defining a woman” was on a list of the Labour Party leader’s broken promises, joking it had been “only 99% of a U-turn”.

PM Rishi Sunak has said “A man is a man and a woman is a woman” and has criticised Starmer, saying he “still does not know what a woman is”. Wednesday’s jibe by PM Sunak appeared to be about 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”.

Rishi Sunak’s press secretary said the prime minister had been listing Labour’s U-turns and to do so was “totally legitimate”. She said she did not accept that it was a transphobic remark, reported Reuters. 

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