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Laura Perrins: Leadsom and May hit the front free of feminist claptrap


The Cameroon-Blairite coalition is dead. Long live the real conservatives (and real social democrats if that is your bag). Cameron gone, Boris gone and Gove beaten by a woman with half his experience. It has been quite entertaining. Finally, finally the Notting Hill set can sling their flamin’ hooks. Their legacy is Britain leaving the EU. They never saw it coming.

And then there is Blair. The news bulletins seriously consider if he will be prosecuted for leading Britain into an illegal war. The legacy of New-hip-Labour lies under a pile of thousands of dead innocent Iraqis and hundreds of British servicemen.

Now it is the time for politics. Now it is the time for policies not slogans. Now, it seems, it is the time for the conservative women. One would think the feminists are delighted. High-fives all around. It seems not.

The ever-balanced Laurie Penny tells us via Twitter – “Theresa May voted to cut abortion rights. Leadsom = anti-queer religious fanatic. Both would deport immigrant women. This is not feminism.” She gives a more detailed moan about the state of affairs here.

Penny tells us we should judge women on their policies not their gender. Oh, dear Lord the irony. The bitter, biter irony. That is what we have been saying all along.

Anyway, the key point is, the crucial issue dear reader, the take-away fact from this blog, is, wait for it – we have the two ladies May and Leadsom in spite of feminism not because of it.

Look at sad old Labour with all their patronising all-wimmin shortlists, and they have not produced a female leader ever (although that may change).

May and Leadsom have reached this stage because of a series of very fortunate events, a large dollop of luck, ability and because they really, really want it. They were not ‘token women.’ They were not over promoted and juggling parliamentary work with very young children (Leadsom’s youngest is 12, May as we know is without children and ‘played the hand God dealt’ her).

In addition to this, somehow Leadsom and May have managed to avoid all the feminists claptrap about what victims women are. Feminists view women as victims, May-Som (that is mine) view themselves as leaders. This is because they move in conservative circles and not feminists ones.

My biggest concern is for Wimmin’s Hour. What will they do? How will they cope? The Conservative Party not only produces the first female Prime Minister, but the second also. Someone pass Jenni the smelling salts!

The delicious, positively fantastic irony of it all is how the feminists dislike all three. Yup, not all women are wimmin – you really should be careful what you wish for.

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