Ladies, do you know how powerful you are? Polly Toynbee of The Guardian tells me I am dripping with so much power that I should hold a crown and sceptre. It is true. The nerds have crunched the numbers and we are told “women hold the balance of power – if they vote”. On this basis, “Harriet Harman is constructing an entire women’s campaign, wrapped within Labour’s platform” to appeal to wimmin voters. Gosh, I can hardly wait.
Polly tells us, “polls show women are more likely to vote Labour than men, for good reason. Just about all progress for women has come from Labour governments – from abortion (fab – another way for men to objectify and demean women) and divorce law reform (ah yes, no fault divorce, genius move that allows some men to trade in the wife for a newer model), to equal rights and equal pay laws (I am sure the Conservatives also had a hand in this worthy cause).”
It is true. Women are more likely to vote for Labour. I don’t blame them as it is based on purely logical decision-making. Women are more likely to vote for Labour because, as Labour have trashed the traditional family, women are more likely to be left holding the baby and therefore in need of State support. And boy, do Labour like giving out State goodies.
Polly helpfully gives us a list: “The Blair-Brown years brought free nursery schools for three- and four-year-olds (cost £800 million this year alone– benefit to children – zero), 3,500 Sure Start children’s centres (no long term benefit to children either), better-paid longer maternity leave (fair enough, I will give them this), child tax credits (free Stuff from the State!), childcare credits (more free Stuff from the State!), flexible working and a lot more (really, more free stuff? No wonder there was ‘no money left’).
So we can see where Labour is going with all of this. Wimmin, the little ladies, can be bought off with goodies from the State. What do we want? MORE FREE STUFF, when do we want it? NOW!
What Labour do not want is for women to be independent or, heaven forefend, form interdependent units with men (don’t say the word husband, don’t say the word husband…) who, working together, are independent from the State. If that happened, how could Labour possibly bribe us to vote for them? This would be an unmitigated disaster.
Sadly, the modern Conservative party is no better. It seems to believe it can compete with Labour in the great State give-away of ‘Free Stuff.’ It is all rather baffling. Here is Sam- I don’t do irony – Gyimah MP crowing about how much the Conservatives are pouring into the childcare industry – £1.5 billion in all. “We’re pumping billions into the sector.” Yipee!
There is one thing I will say for the ever-battling Harriet Harp-on-and-on – at least she fights for her base. She is in there, in the trenches, giving away the Free Stuff to the mothers who need it because the men have bolted (encouraged by Labour’s ‘fathers are irrelevant policy’). Not so the Conservatives.
If Harriet thinks it is tough being a leftie woman – the great excluded – try being a conservative woman. It is an up at dawn siege having been essentially dumped by your own party. Indeed, it has been a grim five years.
Many of the conservative men have proved to be totally useless – as we have written about many a time. Osborne in particular has expressed nothing but total disdain for any woman who looks after her own children at home – the slackers.
And the rest of them – the groupies- have ditched social conservative values and embraced libertarianism. Too many self-imposed rules, you see, is a bit of a downer.
As for Conservative Wimmin MPs, they are not much better. Plenty of time to come to them.