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Ask Tory Mayor Boris Johnson why he won’t debate his support for anti-women cuts

Tory Mayor of London Boris Johnson is refusing to join a debate on ‘Women in London’ hosted by the Fem 11 Conference tomorrow. The debate will be attended by other Mayoral candidates for the 2012 elections and 1,000 people.

The NUS Women’s Campaign is urging students to tweet at @mayoroflondon asking him why he will not join the other candidates at the only hustings especially on women’s issues. We suggest you add in the hashtag #sackBoris to your tweets.

Boris Johnson’s refusal to debate women’s issues should come as no surprise given how the Tories’ cuts (which he supports) will seriously harm women.

As Anna Bird, Acting Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society has pointed out:


“Women have not faced a greater threat to their financial security and rights in living memory. Decades of steady, albeit slow, progress on equality for women is being dismantled, as cuts to women’s jobs and the benefits and services they rely on turn back time on women’s equality.”

It’s time to ask the Millionaire Mayor of the 1%, Boris Johnson, why he won’t even debate women’s issues and explain why he supports savage Tory cuts which are causing serious harm to millions of women.

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