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Anti-Brexit campaigners apologise for 'offensive and sexist' poster campaign attacking female Labour MPs

June 24, 2018 12:14 AM
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Anti-Brexit campaigners have been forced to apologise for an ‘offensive and sexist’ poster campaign attacking female Labour MPs.

The Our Future Our Choice group said it was ‘extremely sorry’ for a billboard featuring Labour frontbencher Preet Kaur Gill with masking tape across her mouth.

The poster was attempting to show that the Shadow International Development Minister had been cowed into silence by Labour Party chiefs.

Last month, she appeared to defy Jeremy Corbyn by agreeing that a fresh referendum on the final Brexit deal was ‘an absolute must’.

But she later deleted the message and sought to ‘clarify’ her position by saying she backed a ‘meaningful vote on the (Brexit) deal by Parliament’ – leading some to claim she had been ‘silenced’.

Last night, the OFOC poster was condemned by MPs, who branded it ‘offensive and sexist’.

Warrington MP Helen Jones said: ‘Whatever your views on Brexit, this poster is entirely unacceptable. It makes it look as though she has been kidnapped by a violent criminal.

Ms Gill, the MP for Edgbaston, herself branded the campaign ‘misogynistic and threatening’, claiming it only served to ‘increase hatred’ in the wake of MP Jo Cox’s murder in 2016.


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