US News 'More Beards Than Women': UK's Brexit Negotiating Team Slammed For Gender Disparity

15:40  19 june  2017
15:40  19 june  2017 Source:   Huffington Post UK

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  'More Beards Than Women': UK's Brexit Negotiating Team Slammed For Gender Disparity

Brexit negotiations kicked off today, and it was quickly apparent that the men are very much in charge.

A snap of the UK’s team as they sat opposite their EU counterparts revealed a real lack of diversity amongst the negotiators, with all but one of the nine officials being white men.

Video: David Davis all smiles as Brexit talks begin in Brussels (ITN News)

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The only woman on the team is Catherine Webb, the Director of Market Access and Budget in the Brexit Department.

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The EU’s team had a slightly greater gender balance, as of the seven core negotiators, two are women.

Twitter users were quick to comment on dominance of white men in the team, with one quipping:

One user tried to put a positive spin on the lack of woman:

The talks kicked off today in Brussels with a joint press conference between UK Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier.

About heightened rhetoric leading up to the talks - including Theresa May claiming the EU had issued “threats” to the UK - Davis tried to strike a friendly tone.

Brexit Secretary David Davis shakes hands with the EU’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier. © Getty Brexit Secretary David Davis shakes hands with the EU’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier.

He said: “While there will undoubtedly be challenging times ahead of us in the negotiations we will do all that we can to ensure we deliver a deal that works in the best interests of all of our citizens.

“To that end we are starting this negotiation in a positive and constructive tone, determined to build a strong and special partnership between ourselves, our European allies and friends.”

Welby calls for cross-party talks on Brexit .
The Archbishop of Canterbury has further accelerated pressure on Theresa May by saying cross-party talks are needed to take the "poison" out of the EU debate.In an intervention likely to infuriate many Tories, he has contrasted communities pulling together to help the Grenfell Tower victims with the country's "fierce" differences on Brexit.

Source: http://uk.pressfrom.com/news/world/us-news/-173724-more-beards-than-women-uks-brexit-negotiating-team-slammed-for-gender-disparity/

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