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Laura Perrins: Save us from cry-baby women politicians


Tonight I am going to have a few drinks and a little cry in the corner. Indeed I shall have a good blubber at the state of the country. I will have a cry, dear reader, because this is what many – although not all women – do.

Angela Eagle has cried on air, Andrea Leadsom cried over the weekend after a good mauling from the press, and a few weeks ago the House of Commons was turned into a huge cry-in after the killing of Jo Cox. This is not an appropriate way to run a country.

Those who wish to become prime minister or leader of the opposition, or indeed politicians as a whole, should not indulge in this kind of emotive, self-indulgent whinging. But they do it because they are women. Heaven save us from the women.

Before I really get going I want to say that, of course, there are a minority of women who are tough enough for the top jobs – Thatcher, May and Clinton fit the bill. When these women make it to the top I will judge them on their policies, not their gender.

It is not ‘great for women’ if we have more women in power – it is great for the small number of women who hold those positions. Their policies will determine if their leadership is in the common good.

This kind of mass lady love-in is all around us. I also read that government policies both in the UK and US will link bankers’ bonuses to ‘diversity quotas’. In other words government will dictate to a company how much they can pay a man depending on how many women are promoted to seniority. I predict the following – companies will either pay their bonus is a different way or in order to receive the bonus they will over-promote women.

This kind of over-promotion of women will occur across many areas of society. Again, I am not saying that all women in senior positions are over-promoted, but many will be, otherwise there is no need for government coercion. Now you may think – who cares, you might be a woman and be delighted.

But we all pay for this favouritism/discrimination/over-promotion eventually. If a company over-remunerates an employee it costs them – and they will find ways to pass that cost on, usually to customers, or by firing low-paid workers. We will also see increased stagnation, and Britain’s productivity problem will increase along with the sale of tissues.

The elite feminists out there are only interested in over-promoting other elite women. Trust me this will not help the ‘ordinary’ mother – employed or otherwise. They are not interested in spreading the wealth. The ordinary women will pick up the cost of this. Notice that while feminists demand more women in politics, or the cabinet, or in the boardroom they never ever campaign for more women sweeping the streets. They never set up pressure groups to have more women scaffolders or sewage disposal people. It does not work that way for the elite.

I suppose I should take some comfort that my girls may benefit – in a very selfish way mind – from all this female favouritism. Goodness, by then the feminists will have disposed with all pretence and will just be gunning for out and out discrimination against men. All you will need for a top job is a birth certificate confirming you are indeed female, as opposed to an actual degree or experience in a particular area. That is if we have not been taken over by the Russians by then.

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