Raab's past pronouncements send a troubling message about the kind of Brexit he’ll be bringing home from Brussels’ negotiating roomsby Sian Norris / July 9, 2018 / Leave a comment
In charge of the Department for Exiting The European Union, Raab—alongside the PM’s personal Brexit advisor, Olly Robbins—will be negotiating the UK’s departure from the EU which is set to happen in 263 days.
The appointment of the MP for Esher and Walton has caused something of a stir—not least for comments he made in 2011 about the “obnoxious bigotry” of feminists. In an op-ed for PoliticsHome, he claimed that the “flagrant discrimination” against men in society was ignored.
The views of the Brexit Secretary on women and feminism matter—not least because they tell us something about the kind of Brexit he might pursue for the UK, and whose rights could be under threat.