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To: Liz Truss

Tony Abbott is not fit to represent the UK in trade negotiations

Tony Abbott is not fit to represent the UK in trade negotiations

Tony Abbott should play no role in representing the UK in trade negotiations.

Why is this important?

The government is due to make Tony Abbott a UK trade representative. But this man should not be representing the UK. He will go down in history as one of Australia's worst Prime Ministers. His only claim to fame will always be - now and forever - as the target of Australia's most unforgettable television moment of all time: Julia Gillard's famous misogyny speech.

As Kay Burley on Sky News pointed out today "he's a homophobe and a misogynist". And as she rightly asked, is he a "fit and proper person to represent us, as far as trade is concerned, given the views that he holds?"

Abbott also renounced his British citizenship to serve in the Australian parliament - do we really want someone who has renounced his British citizenship? There are so many brilliant and diverse candidates that could do this job brilliantly.

Why have you chosen a man who believes women should be at home doing the ironing?

How it will be delivered

To the British Board of Trade and the MP responsible, Liz Truss. We will deliver in person.

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Updates

2020-09-03 19:31:56 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2020-09-03 18:05:06 +0100

500 signatures reached

2020-09-03 15:18:18 +0100

100 signatures reached

2020-09-03 15:05:29 +0100

50 signatures reached

2020-09-02 17:32:48 +0100

25 signatures reached

2020-09-02 10:21:13 +0100

10 signatures reached