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Progress wasn't really in the numbers of women MPs but should have been in allowing those women MPs to create change, not just accepting their presence so long as they stuck to the norm and played the right game.
Bliar wanted fans, not able comrades.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
The conclusion must be: if you want strong female politicians who are not windowdressing - vote conservative.
Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
One of the worst aspects of their informal sofa style govt is that there is no audit trail for decisions, nobody to blame, no tracking who said what when. nobody really knows why we went to war, cos nobody ever took minutes of meetings that were informal conversations in corridors. The UK was run like a cheap spiv's business operating from the back of a van.
keep to the Fen Causeway
To their credit, the French socialists have been more consistent in giving senior roles to women - the Aubry-Royal duel makes this obvious today, but there have been a number of socialist female ministers that hve made their name on their competence and did not owe their prominence to their gender, like Martine Aubry, Elisabeth Guigou, Marie-George Buffet (a communist), Catherine Trautmann or Marylise Lebranchu.
In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
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