No-Deal Fear Checker, No. 6
What’s more, even if a future UK government did want to ‘turn back the clock’, it would require the support of parliament and, ultimately, those responsible have to answer to the public at the polls. It is very unlikely that any future administration would be able to roll back women’s rights in the ways feared.
Likewise, claims of a link between Brexit, austerity and women simply do not stand up to scrutiny. The argument that public spending cuts are “sexist” is already inherently questionable – but to claim the same will be true of Brexit depends on absolute worst-case scenarios, flawed logic, and an assumption that recession-level spending cuts would automatically follow our departure from the EU. Take these assumptions away and there is very little left at all.