It says it all, really, that an older male Tory MP should object to outlawing a sexual crime which makes use of twenty-first century technology.
How we can push more fathers into taking extended paternity leave for the good of women, children, and the economy.
“Not enough senior women”…” “Not enough interested women”… “All the good ones have been snapped up”… “We already have one”… “No vacancies”…
It’s a counter-intuitive take – but it’s what the sum of opinion polling in recent years tends to suggest.
There are clearly questions about what’s happening in relation to voting, membership, and representation — and what the Party should or might want to do.
Parity is important because it sends a message that we believe in the equality that our women and men are working to protect in conflict zones.
“I understand that people enjoy righteous anger…but what’s alarming is the people who understand statistical distribution and who are going along with this.”
But some, perhaps many, Tory MPs have these tendencies – including one no less senior than the Prime Minister herself.
Across this half-century, from Scarman after Brixton to MacPherson after Stephen Lawrence, governments have engaged only sporadically engaged with race.
The UK could set a lead by announcing that it will dedicate a fixed or minimum percentage of the aid budget to fighting sexual and gender based violence.
Unless we find a way to win over those in their forties, thirties and younger, we will have an even bigger problem at the next election.
Plus: Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani meet at the Three Wise Monkeys Summit – hear no evil, see no evil…and evil. Guess which is which.
The old assumption that women were more likely to vote Conservative has been overturned – so the search is on for policies to restore it.
Earlier this month, however, when it emerged that another rape gang had been operating with impunity, this time in Telford, the silence was deafening.
Adopting the lexicon of the left muddles our thinking and undermines proper understanding of our positions.