'It's not a joking matter': Boris Johnson reprimanded over lack of women in government during COVID-19 crisis

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'It's not a joking matter': Boris Johnson reprimanded over lack of women in government during COVID-19 crisis

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Boris Johnson has been reprimanded after laughing when he was asked about a lack of female decision makers in the government’s coronavirus response.

Appearing before the House of Commons liaison committee, the prime minister was told by chair Sir Bernard Jenkin: “It’s not a joking matter.”

Conservative MP Caroline Nokes, who is chair of the women and equalities committee, had asked Johnson why women have not been more visible during Downing Street’s response to the outbreak.

He said: “It’s certainly true that I would have liked to have had more female representation in the press conferences so far.

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