Boris Johnson has condemned the “misogynistic tripe” aimed at Labour’s Angela Rayner after she was accused of trying to distract him in the Commons by crossing and uncrossing her legs.
The Prime Minister said the “sexist” claims, made by anonymous Tory MPs and reported in the Mail of Sunday, were “appalling”.
What can we expect from PMQs and what will the Prime Minister say?
Angela Rayner hit out at the “sexist slurs” aimed at her as the editor of The Mail On Sunday refused a meeting with the Commons Speaker to discuss an article in his newspaper about the deputy Labour leader.
Speaker Sir Lindsay told MPs on Monday he had arranged a meeting with The Mail On Sunday’s David Dillon following an outcry over claims the Labour deputy leader crossed and uncrossed her legs during Prime Minister’s Questions to distract Boris Johnson.
In his response to the Speaker, published in the Daily Mail, Mr Dillon said he and his political editor Glen Owen would not be attending as journalists should “not take instruction from officials of the House of Commons, however august they may be”.
At PMQs, Boris Johnson is set face another grilling from Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and members of the opposition.
When is PMQs and how can I watch?
Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) will take place in the Commons Chamber this Wednesday at 12 noon.
PMQs will be available to watch via parliament.tv as well.