Conservative Spokesman on Women’s Rights in the European Parliament Marina Yannakoudakis MEP condemned proposals adopted yesterday by the European Parliament’s gender equality committee as “politically correct nonsense.”

The EU proposals which were tabled by a far left Dutch MEP called for educational programmes and study materials to be introduced in which men and women are no longer used in examples in their “traditional roles”.

The report criticised the media for portraying women in “roles traditionally considered ‘feminine’” which, according to the report, would end up “encouraging more gender discrimination in different areas of society and all age groups.”

London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis, denounced the report, saying:

“Once again the women’s rights committee is wasting the parliament’s time and taxpayers’ money with left-wing, politically correct nonsense.

“I’m all for getting women into the work place, but I believe that women have a choice to make about whether they go out to work or stay at home and raise a family.

 “Children’s books or television programmes which portray a man as a breadwinner and a woman as a homemaker are not harming children and the European Union has no business suggesting that they do.

“The proposals will now go the full parliament in the coming months and I hope that my fellow MEPs will see sense and join me in voting down these preposterous plans.”