At the Conservative Party Conference in the UK this week, Rishi Sunak said that people can’t just pick and choose which gender they want to be. This was in response to a number of negative comments from Tory leaders about transgenderism over the course of the conference.
“We shouldn’t get bullied into believing that people can be any sex they want to be. They can’t. A man is a man, and a woman is a woman. And that’s just common sense,” he said in his closing speech on Wednesday, as the audience erupted in applause.
The Tories, who have been in power in Britain for 13 years, are facing a tough battle at the ballot box next year. Contrasting their position towards transgender rights to that of the Labour Party was picked as a strategy for the election campaign, the Financial Times suggested on Tuesday, citing insider sources and the speeches during the conference in Manchester.