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Well, I find it deeply depressing that after 12 years of women making significant advances, we have reached this point of setback. Blair had eight women in his last cabinet, Brown will be lucky to manage a quarter of that by the time he has finished his reshuffle.
Is this because Brown won't ask them to serve or because they will refuse?

The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buitler
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 02:03:50 PM EST
Only backbenchers left?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 02:04:55 PM EST
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Is being asked to serve in a tokenistic 'on my terms only' basis any different from not being asked?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 02:05:56 PM EST
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Given the way both Blair and Brown as PMs treat their ministers, don't men also get offered a cabinet post "on my terms only"?

The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buitler
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 02:07:02 PM EST
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Jack Straw, Hoon, Blunkett, Mandelson, Brown. They were inner circle.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 02:12:34 PM EST
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And Mandelson should never have been brought back in the first place.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 02:16:14 PM EST
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...and how could I have forgotten the (politically) late Alastair Campbell.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 02:17:42 PM EST
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