A Brexit Party MP candidate has said that his party are “modern suffragettes”. Seriously.
Writing on Twitter earlier today, Dan Day-Robinson, parliamentary candidate for Devizes in Wiltshire, defended the party from criticism and tried to publicise its supposedly moral qualities. He said:
The suffragettes were a 20th century activist group of feminists who fought for the right for women to vote in elections.
The Brexit Party is a one-man political party that is actively campaigning for women and men to not have an opportunity to vote in a second referendum on EU membership.
You’d also be forgiven if Day-Robinson’s prospective colleagues cast certain aspersions on the party’s feminist credentials.
Martin Daubney, Brexit Party MEP for the West Midlands and the longest-serving editor of lad mag Loaded, wrote an article for The Telegraph about feminism being to blame for the end of chivalry.
Daubney has also campaigned on Twitter for there to be an International Men’s Day recognised in Parliament and has called feminism a “pointless distraction” and “armour for the elites”. He even said: “I will never be a feminist”.
The Brexit Party are not suffragettes. In fact, they literally couldn’t be more different to the suffragettes.