If they want to remain the party of business, the Tories must channel both Thatcher and Cameron and embrace the need to broaden access to capital.
Posts Tagged: Women and equality
Addressing this persistent under-representation is not political correctness, it is political common sense. Our Party would be the better for it.
Road to Parliament 3) Gillian Keegan: An apprenticeship gave me my start in business, so I designed one for entering politics
The third article in our new mini-series, in which female Conservative MPs share the stories of their journeys into politics, comes from the MP for Chichester.
Road to Parliament 2) Anne Milton. I wanted to show that people like me could make it – and help improve Britain.
The second article in our new mini-series, in which female Conservative MPs share the stories of their journeys into politics, comes from the MP for Guildford.
We hope that Trudy Harrison’s tale on our site today, together with others coming this week, encourages women who may not have done so to think about it.
Road to Parliament 1) Trudy Harrison: My journey from village activist to MP taught me that stepping forward can make a difference
The first article in our new mini-series, in which female Conservative MPs share the stories of their journeys into politics, comes from the MP for Copeland.
WATCH: Ici Londres – Why is Oxfam given greater latitude than the President’s Club? asks Daniel Hannan
“Once we’ve categorised someone as either an oppressor or a victim, we really struggle to see that they might be more ambiguous.”
We feel a commission, a working group, an inquiry coming in – to look these inconsistencies, accidents of history and quirks, to see if some tidying-up is required.
The Tories often appear to have been more worried about enfranchising working-class men than ladies of property.
The sight of left-wing students lecturing white working class men about the shame they ought to feel for their ‘privilege’ is unlikely to win many votes.
By accepting that 16 and 17 year olds in Scotland could vote on their future during the Scottish referendum, we undermined the case for not extending the franchise further.
Plus: Soubry may quit the Tories, which I would regret. And: Why Labour’s silence on 100 years of votes for working class men?
By refusing to engage with feminist dialogue, we have lost our heroines to the Left, who consequently deride their work and dismiss them.
“The ideal of a truly plural and open public sphere where everyone can take part is in danger.” May’s speech on public life. Full text.
“Each day, when I pass the portraits of my 53 predecessors, 52 of whom were men, I focus not on what I can say but on what I can do to make our country a better place.”
As we celebrate the last hundred years of women’s suffrage, let’s encourage more women to stand for public office – and champion rights and equality.