‘Last government didn’t do enough to battle FGM over fear of offending’

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‘Last government didn’t do enough to battle FGM over fear of offending’

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Not enough was done to battle female genital mutilation under the last government due to fears over “cultural imperialism”, according to one MP.

Lynne Featherstone said fear of offending ethnic minorities may have stopped ministers in the past from pressing for harsher laws against the practice.

“How terrible was it that we put that [fear of offending] above saving and protecting our girls,” she told Amol Rajan during the Headline Interview.

The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green is championing the coalition governments battle to eradicate FGM during a lifetime.

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