UK Green Party peer suggests 6pm curfew for men after Sarah Everard disappearance

A member of the UK's House of Lords says there should be a curfew of 6pm for men in the wake of Sarah Everard's disappearance.  

The UK Green Party peer, Baroness Jenny Jones of Moulescoomb, told the House of Lords a curfew for men "in the week that the woman Sarah Everard was abducted, and we suppose killed" would make women "feel a lot safer." 

Everard, 33, was last seen on March 3 (local time) as she walked home from a friend's house in south London. Unidentified human remains have since been found in woodland in Kent, and a police officer has been arrested in relation to the case.

According to Sky News, peers at the House of Lords were debating over domestic abuse legislation when Baroness Jones proposed the idea.

"I would argue that, at the next opportunity for any bill that's appropriate I might actually put in an amendment to create a curfew for men on the streets after 6pm," she said.

"Which I feel would make women feel a lot safer, and discrimination of all kinds would be lessened."

The suggestion follows police advising women who live in the area where Everard disappeared from to not venture out by themselves. 

According to the Sun Police told women in the Clapham area to "be careful and not go out alone."

One woman said police knocked on her door to warn her not to go out. 

The advice prompted outrage and accusations of victim-blaming on social media with a Women's Equality Party member also suggesting a curfew for men on Twitter.

"Perhaps we'd see more done about street safety if it were men losing their freedoms, not women," she said. 

Baroness Jones' suggestion earned a raft of criticism, Susan Hall, Conservative leader in the London Assembly Tweeting; "OMG the world is going mad. The greens are thinking about a curfew for men after 6pm at night - I've heard it all now."

Nigel Farage, former Brexit Party leader also weighed in on the proposal, Tweeting; "Just in case you thought I was exaggerating when I call the left deranged… This Green Party politician wants a curfew for men after 6pm at night."

"A better case for reform of the House of Lords has never been seen."