Rishi Sunak risks row after making trans jibe while Esther Ghey visits parliament

RISHI Sunak today risked a major row after making a trans jibe while Esther Ghey visited parliament.

The mother of Brianna, the trans teen brutally murdered in a stabbing attack, was in the Commons to watch PMQs.

Rishi Sunak risked a row today after making a trans jibe while Esther Ghey visited parliament


Rishi Sunak risked a row today after making a trans jibe while Esther Ghey visited parliamentCredit: PA

In a back-and-forth with Sir Keir Starmer, Mr Sunak jokingly referenced the Labour chief’s view that one per cent of women have a penis.

He said: “We are bringing the waiting lists down for the longest waiters and making progress, but it is a bit rich to hear about promises from someone who has broken every single promise he was elected on.

“I think I have counted almost 30 in the last year. Pensions, planning, peerages, public sector pay, tuition fees, childcare, second referendums, defining a woman, although in fairness that was only 99 per cent of a U-turn.”

Responding to the PM, Sir Keir said: “Of all the weeks to say that, when Brianna’s mother is in this chamber. Shame.

“Parading as a man of integrity when he’s got absolutely no responsibility.”

He added: “I think the role of the Prime Minister is to ensure that every single citizen in this country feels safe and respected, it’s a shame that the Prime Minister doesn’t share that.”

Ms Ghey is understood to have entered the Commons chamber for PMQs after the jibe – but both Mr Sunak and Sir Keir were under the impression she was present as it was made.

Earlier in PMQs Sir Keir said: “This week the unwavering bravery of Brianna Ghey‘s mother Esther has touched us all.

“As a father, I can’t even imagine the pain that she is going through and I am glad that she is with us in the gallery here today.”

Commenting on the PM’s jibe, Labour MP Jess Phillips said: “Rishi Sunak is an absolute disgrace.

“Deplorable man with no heart, no sense, no clue.”


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