A left-wing British baroness suggested a 6pm curfew for men to make “women much safer” on the streets of London during a debate in the British Parliament’s House of Lords on Wednesday.
Green Party member Jenny Jones, officially called Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, made the remark after the disappearance and alleged murder of a 33-year-old Londoner named Sarah Everard.
“In the week that Sarah Everard was kidnapped and, we assume, killed – because remains were found in a Kent forest – I contend that at the next opportunity for any appropriate bill I might propose an amendment to create a curfew for men on the streets after 6 pm, ”she said during a debate on domestic violence. “I think it would make women a lot safer, and discrimination of all kinds would be reduced.”
“I responded to local police telling women not to go out alone at night and reverse the idea,” Jones later explained in a Facebook post.
UK POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED FOR THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SARAH EVERARD
Everard went missing on the evening of March 3 in London after leaving her friend’s house in London’s Clapham to walk to her home in Brixton, around 2 miles away, according to the city police department.
A Metropolitan Police officer has been arrested in connection with Everard’s death on suspicion of kidnapping, murder and indecent exposure, police said.
“I speak for all of my colleagues at the Met when I say that we are absolutely appalled by this terrible news,” Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said at a press conference on Wednesday. “Our job is to patrol the streets and protect people.”
She stressed that it is “incredibly rare for a woman to be abducted” from the streets of the city.
“But I fully understand that despite this, the women of London and the general public – especially those in the area where Sarah has disappeared – will be worried and may well be afraid,” she added.
Local media identified the officer as Wayne Couzens, who worked on a diplomatic mission at the United States Embassy. His wife, Elena, was arrested on suspicion of aiding an offender, The Sun reported.
Human remains have been discovered at a golf course in Kent, where Everard was last seen, but authorities have yet to publicly identify them.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
After Jones’ video of comments, #CurfewForMen appeared on Twitter.
“Since my comments on a curfew for men to keep women safe, I have had a deluge of misogynistic emails and tweets,” the Baroness later tweeted. “Which rather proves my point of view on the problem of men.”
You Can Read Also