‘A homophobe and misogynist’?: Former Australian PM Tony Abbott lined up for Brexit trade role

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Tony Abbott is being lined up for a Brexit trade role despite concerns about his views on gender, climate change and LGBT+ rights.

When Kay Burley told Matt Hancock the former Australian Prime Minister is a "homophobe and misogynist", he replied: "Well, he’s also an expert in trade".

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said having Mr Abbott represent the UK in trade talks could hinder negotiations.

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