Labour calls for government to fire Toby Young

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Labour has called for Theresa May to fire a senior appointment to the board of the new universities regulator because of his offensive tweets about women in general and lesbians in part. The new body will have powers to fine and sanction universities if they prevent events from going ahead due to controversial speakers, but the students doubt whether it will represent them and advocate their rights the way it should, especially by such person as Young.Now Labour has told the Independent that Mr Young’s comments about women were evidence of “misogyny” and the person with such prejudice cannot be appointed for the leading pro-governmental positions. Dawn Butler, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, addressed the British PM Theresa May directly, demanding to suspend Young: “By any measure, this is a shocking appointment by the Prime Minister. These comments show that Toby Young is completely unsuitable for this role. If she fails to rethink this appointment, the message Theresa May is sending to students is that under the Tories, misogyny and homophobia will not just be tolerated but rewarded.”

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