Valerie Vaz Quotes Mao in Commons

Valerie Vaz – addressing the topic of the new Millicent Fawcett statute – said at this morning’s business statement in the Commons:

“Yes women are very important, we hold up half the sky.”

That’s a line from Chairman Mao, who famously proclaimed: “women hold up half the sky”. John McDonnell will be pleased…




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