LABOUR Minister Brendan Howlin has been accused of using the word “L” to describe the word of the Day and he will have to answer for it.
The word was used to describe Mr Howlin’s speech at the National Party conference in Ballarat on Friday night.
It was widely criticised by the party for being offensive to women.
Mr Howlin, who has been under pressure from members of the Liberal Party for a lack of female candidates, has since apologised and said he will now use the word as a “tribute to those who have worked tirelessly to make this country more equal”.
“The word L is being used by some to describe my speech today.
This is a very serious matter and I apologise for any offence caused by it,” Mr Howler said.”
The word has been used to refer to the day in which Mr Howls speech was made, and has also been used in his own speeches.”
It is the L word and that’s why I’m saying sorry.”
The word has been used to refer to the day in which Mr Howls speech was made, and has also been used in his own speeches.
He has also used it to refer, to “make a point” and “take the piss out of” those who say he is a sexist or homophobic person.
Liberal Leader Peter Whish-Wilson has previously criticised the use of the word, but he has also defended Mr Howlers use of it.
“It was not an error.
It was an intentional, deliberate and intentional use of L,” Mr Whish Wilson said.
He said it was not a word he was happy with.
“The words L and ‘L day’ were used as a token to honour those who did a lot of hard work to make our society more equal,” Mr Wilson said on Friday.
“But that token is the only token we have left, and it’s time we all took that token back.”
Mr Howler has since clarified his use of “L”.
“It’s a token that is an acknowledgement of those who worked hard to make the world fairer, more equal and more inclusive,” he said.
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