Menu
Sun, 3 March 2024

Newsletter sign-up

Subscribe now
The House Live All
Communities
Environment
Why the nuclear industry needs a joined up approach to skills Partner content
By EDF
Education
Press releases

WATCH: Theresa May hits back at claim she snubbed female reporters on International Women's Day

2 min read

Theresa May has hit back after being accused of snubbing female reporters on International Women’s Day.


On finishing her question-and-answer session with journalists following a speech in Grimsby, the Prime Minister was shouted at by a female reporter who claimed it was a “pretty poor show” for only one question to be given to a woman on the landmark day.

The reporter said: "Prime Minister - only one question from a woman reporter on International Women’s Day - it’s a pretty poor show isn’t it?"

But Mrs May shot back: "You had answers from a woman Prime Minister."

The row came after Mrs May addressed an audience of workers in the Leave-backing north-eastern town, pushing the case for MPs to vote for her Brexit deal on Tuesday.

And in a direct plea to EU leaders, Mrs May said “one more push” was needed from Brussels to get her withdrawal agreement - which was overwhelmingly rejected in a vote last month - through the House of Commons next week.

"European leaders tell me they worry that time is running out, and that we only have one chance to get it right," she said.

"My message to them is: now is the moment for us to act. We have worked hard together over two years on the deal."

PoliticsHome Newsletters

PoliticsHome provides the most comprehensive coverage of UK politics anywhere on the web, offering high quality original reporting and analysis: Subscribe

Read the most recent article written by Anahita Hossein-Pour - 'We had to fight tooth and nail': BAME parliamentarians talk representation and tackling racism

Podcast
Engineering a Better World

The Engineering a Better World podcast series from The House magazine and the IET is back for series two! New host Jonn Elledge discusses with parliamentarians and industry experts how technology and engineering can provide policy solutions to our changing world.

NEW SERIES - Listen now

Partner content
Connecting Communities

Connecting Communities is an initiative aimed at empowering and strengthening community ties across the UK. Launched in partnership with The National Lottery, it aims to promote dialogue and support Parliamentarians working to nurture a more connected society.

Find out more