Tory London mayor candidate accused of ‘worst kind of misogyny’

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In 2007 interview, Shaun Bailey enthused about discipline when ‘teachers were men’

Labour has accused the Conservative London mayoral candidate, Shaun Bailey, of the “worst kind of casual sexism and misogyny” after unearthing a newspaper interview in which he praised the discipline shown by his teachers because they “were men, then”.

Bailey, who will take on the incumbent, Labour’s Sadiq Khan, in next year’s election, also used the interview to argue that handing out contraception at schools encouraged teenage pregnancy and complain that young girls can have abortions without parental consent.

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