OH dear, Liz Truss is thriving off repeating porkies. Last week in TCW Laura wondered at her lack of research staff to tell the Chief Secretary to the Treasury that no, women were not being discriminated against when it comes to venture capital funding and that her call for more money for wimmin was just that.
That same day in TCW Caroline ffiske had gone through the British Business Bank’s report on which Truss’s mistaken claim was based, to find guess what? Hey presto and no actually, the all-female teams who’d applied for VC funds were remarkably successful, thank you very much.
There was just one problem. A lot of women are not that worked up about being high-flying entrepreneurs. Some of them – it would no doubt come as a surprise to Liz – enjoy being mothers and would rather put their families before business ambition.
That however does not fit our Liz’s narrative of untapped talent and that the ‘bringing down of barriers’ to wimmin is Britain’s path to prosperity.
Far from taking note of the flaws in her argument, which we kindly pointed out to her, she’s doubling down on her misguided crusade.
Please remind us never to vote for her.