Harriet Harman has claimed female MPs will be made “invisible” if the next speaker of the House of Commons is a man.
The Mother of the House, who said she will run for the position in the wake of John Bercow’s resignation, said she felt it was important that the next person to hold the chair was a woman.
“We have had 157 speakers so far in Parliament’s history and only one woman ever,” she told Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday.
She added that while there were currently more than 200 female members of the House of Commons, with a man as prime minister and a man as the leader of the opposition, “if we put a man in the chair, it will render all those women invisible”.
Overblown and nonsensical hysteria in pursuit of personal gain from a woman. Such an advertisement for feminism……