Harriet Harman savages Gordon Brown over sexism and inequality [Guardian]

Former deputy leader of Labour claims she was marginalised for being female and gives ‘examples of sexism’ in parliament

The deputy Labour leader, Harriet Harman, has spoken of how she felt sidelined as a woman in Gordon Brown‘s government as she was passed over for the role of deputy prime minister and told her involvement in a G20 summit was to be limited to dinner with leaders’ wives.

In a speech at Westminster on Tuesday night about equality in politics, Harman revealed her experiences of sexism at the very top of government, saying that politics has a long way to go before it is representative of society, in terms of women, race and class background. Those in positions of power too often profess a belief in equality without being prepared to bring about change, she said.

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