RISHI Sunak declared “biological sex really matters” as he blasted the unfairness of transgender athletes competing in women’s sport.
After Nicola Sturgeon and Keir Starmer both tied themselves in knots over the definition of a woman, the PM insisted “of course, I know what a woman is, an adult human female.”
RISHI Sunak declared ‘biological sex really matters’ in his chat with Piers Morgan
The PM insisted ‘of course, I know what a woman is, an adult human female’
Speaking to Piers Morgan on TalkTV, Mr Sunak hit out at the trans debate saying “it doesn’t strike most people as being fair.”
He added: “Whether it’s sex, whether it’s women’s spaces, whether it’s prisons, biological sex really matters. And actually we saw that recently with what’s going on in Scotland.”
Asked to define a woman, the PM added: “I’m married to one. I have two daughters.
“And it’s really important that they grow up in a society where their needs are respected, whether it’s, you know, how they want to be treated when they’re in changing rooms or sports, but also their safety.”
Asked about pay rise demands from nurses following a wave of strikes in the NHS, Mr Sunak said “exemptions” should be made for them.
But he stopped short of promising free parking for nurses outside hospitals, a benefit enjoyed over the pandemic.
Piers blasted it “unfair” and “ridiculous” that nurses pay up to £1000 a year on parking.
But Mr Sunak replied: “Everyone watching this show will get to work in lots of different ways.
“Of course I’m happy to look at that. Of course I am.”
Asked whether deportation flights to Rwanda are “ever going to happen”, Mr Sunak insisted “Yes”.
He explained the Government are working their way through the courts on the issue but acknowledged there are actors who will “try and frustrate this“.
Despite this, he said Rwanda is “a system that I think the vast majority of people watching will say, that ‘sounds reasonable'”.
Probed on UK support for Ukraine, Mr Sunak did not rule out sending British jets.
But he stressed: “These are incredibly sophisticated pieces of equipment that require months if not years for people to be trained on.
“It’s not just the equipment it’s also the capabilities and training that come alongside that.”
Piers then turned to Mr Sunak’s love of romcoms, with Prime Minister admitting he was a fan of 2003 Christmas flick Love Actually.
He also revealed he proposed to Akshata – his wife of 13 years – on cliffs overlooking the sea in California.
Asked what love meant to him, he replied: “I wouldn’t be able to do this job without her love and support.”