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26 September 2016, 17:02
Is John McDonnell A "Misogynist"? Jess Phillips Talks To LBC
The outspoken Labour MP spoke to Iain Dale live at the Labour conference and she questioned why women are so often the target for vitriol from John McDonnell.
Outspoken Labour MP Jess Phillips comes very, very close to calling Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell a misogynist in this interview with Iain Dale.
(Caution: video contains language which may offend)
The Birmingham Yardley MP spoke to LBC live at Labour's conference in Liverpool, where McDonnell has refused to apologise for saying of former Tory minister Esther McVey: "the bitch should be lynched" in 2014.
Describing the comments as "utterly despicable", Phillips told Iain: "The targets of this vitriol, when it turns into violent vitriol, the 'We should kill Thatcher', 'We should lynch Esther McVey', the common denominator always seems to be one thing and that is that these people are women."
Iain asked Phillips directly: "Do you think that John McDonnell is a misogynist?"
"Talking about lynching women and murdering women is classic misogyny," responded Phillips. "I invite him to show me how he's going to act against misogyny before I will condemn him. But yeah, it's not great is it?"
When Iain suggested that was "basically" a yes, Phillips told him: "He should apologise, he should definitely apologise."
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