Polish MEP suspended without pay for saying women should be paid less because they are 'weaker and less intelligent'

The European Parliament has suspended a Polish politician for 10 days after he said during a debate that women should earn less than men because they are “weaker, smaller and less intelligent”.

Janusz Korwin-Mikke will be suspended from parliamentary activities for 10 days, forfeit politicians’ daily subsistence allowance for 30 days and be banned from representing the legislature for a year, parliament president Antonio Tajani said.

During a March 1 debate on the gender pay gap, Mr Korwin-Mikke, a radical right-winger who leads a marginal party, said: “Of course women must earn less than men because they are weaker, they are

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