British Chancellor Philip Hammond seems to have irked many, including Prime Minister Theresa May, by making a sexist remark in cabinet.
According to media reports, during a discussion on transport, the chancellor quipped that driving trains had now been made so easy that “even a woman” could do it. Ms May rebuked him after his remark, The Sun reported.
He reportedly asked colleagues when was the last time they had seen a female train driver, before pointing out that there was no physical bar to them doing it.
As Mr Hammond continued speaking, Ms May reportedly said: “Chancellor I am going to take your shovel away from you” – a reference to the adage: “When you’re in a hole, stop digging.”...