A Brexit Party MP candidate has shared a tweet suggesting that female Labour MPs are “especially intellectually challenged”.
David Blake, parliamentary candidate for Huntingdon, retweeted a post earlier today arguing that Labour MPs are “intellectually challenged”, “especially the women”.
The post shared a link to a speech Jess Phillips made in Parliament last week, and read:
It comes amid growing evidence of some Brexit Party candidates sharing offensive content online, including Islamophobic tweets. Despite these revelations, Brexit Party figures have claimed they have signed a letter promising “to pursue the highest standards in public life”.
Retweeting this misogyny is just the latest example of a Brexit Party candidate not pursuing the highest standards in public life.
Last week, Dan Day-Robinson, another Brexit Party MP candidate, also said that his party are “modern suffragettes”. Meanwhile, Martin Daubney, Brexit Party MEP for the West Midlands has called feminism a “pointless distraction”.
It seems that some members of the Brexit Party are “especially” “challenged” by women in positions of power.