Voting Leave BETTER protects Womens Rights – my speech

Last Week I gave a speech on how womens rights were BETTER protected under UK Law than the EU

“Women are consistently told that our rights are under threat if we leave the EU, and that we should be grateful for the ‘strides’ that EU law has made on our behalf. This is rubbish. The UK has led the way from the front for Women’s rights and we will continue to do so when we Vote Leave.

The First Equal Pay Act in Britain was pioneered by the first female Minister of State, Barbara Castle, and was signed three years before we joined the EU.

The UK passed the Abortion Act, the Divorce Reform Act and made the contraceptive pill free on the NHS – ALL before we joined the EU.

We passed the Sex Discrimination Act, the Domestic Violence Act, the Employment Protection Act and Margaret Thatcher became the UK’s first female PM – all without any EU assistance at all.

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Maternity rights and child care in this country offer far greater protections than the EU legislates for.

And perhaps most shockingly of all: the UK outlawed the abhorrent practice known as Female Genital Mutilation in 1985. Amazingly, the EU only passed legislation on this in 2012.

If we Vote Leave on June 23, we can take control of all aspects of our lives, step out of the dark and into the light.”

#voteleave #takecontrol #brexit

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