'Brexit needs to be negotiated by sensible women, not butch macho males', says Labour MP

'Brexit needs to be negotiated by sensible women, not butch macho males', says Labour MP

Paul Flynn says Brexit should be negotiated by women not men

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Brexit negotiations need to be done by "sensible women" who can compromise, not "butch macho males," according to Labour MP Paul Flynn, who admits his comment is sexist. 

Michel Barnier, the European Union's chief negotiator, has called for Britain to 'get serious' in the latest round of Brexit talks.

Flynn, the MP for Newport West, told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "I hate to be sexist but if you want to get a solution in a position like this you don’t send in butch macho males to do it.

"You send in sensible women who are prepared to compromise. If that’s a sexist argument I’m a sexist.

"Women will search for solutions and men will do the sort of things that [negotiators are] both doing now, standing up and doing this macho posturing talking about how brilliant they are."

He also questioned what the plan will be for Ireland in Brexit and said: "Where’s the border going to be in Northern Ireland? We’ve got a border that’s no border, that’ll be manned by the leprechauns.

"It isn’t an explanation [from Brexit negotiators]. It isn’t a rational solution."

He believes “when the truth of what’s likely to happen, all the horrors of Brexit are emerging, then Parliament’s not going to allow the Prime Minister to drive the country into a sinkhole."

Flynn also commented on the North Korea situation, as the country fired a missile over Japan yesterday (August 28). The lawmaker said "we ought to be restraining Trump as far as possible" because he's "behaving like a petulant child."

Listen to the full interview above