Anna Soubry sported the colours of the Suffragettes as she took on the Victorian-era views of her party’s member of the 19th century this morning.
The outspoken former minister continued her public campaign to halt the rise of fellow Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg in an interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
Rees-Mogg was last night installed as the bookies’ favourite to become the next PM after a poll published last week showed he was favourite to become Tory leader.
But, speaking on the 100 year anniversary of the women’s suffrage, Soubry said she would find it impossible to stay in a party led by Rees-Mogg because of his views on women’s rights:
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) February 6, 2018
Scrapbook reported in September how Rees-Mogg told the same programme that he’s opposed to abortion – even when women have been raped by a family member.
He’s also proudly admitted to not being a “modern man”. He boasted of never having changed a nappy, saying: “The nanny does it brilliantly.”
It came hours after Newsnight broadcast an interview with Soubry in which she said Rees-Mogg and other hard Brexiteers should be “slung out” of the Tory party:
“I’m not going to stay in a party being taken over by the likes of Jacob Rees-Mogg”. I nearly felt sorry for @Anna_Soubry then. I’d rather wipe my bum with a cheese grater than get within a mile of Mogg. pic.twitter.com/5z0wlksBd9
— Rachael (@Rachael_Swindon) February 5, 2018
No doubt Soubry can expect plenty of abuse from the ‘bad boys of Brexit’…