Saturday, 28 January 2012

A Center Right Voice for Women

On Friday, I spoke at the new Esher & Walton branch of the Conservative Women's Organisation, the first branch set up in the South of England - organised by Councillor Elise Saunders. One of the issues I raised was the dearth of distinctive center-right voices representing women and talking more broadly about equality. The Left seemed to think they have a monopoly on the subject.

In fairness, there are new groups like Women On. And some of the most dynamic female MPs I know - Andrea Leadsom, Liz Truss, Priti Patel to name but three - prefer to let their actions do the talking, rather than dwelling on gender per se.

That said, it was refreshing to read the impressive Ruth Porter (at the Institute for Economic Affairs) fire off a salvo at the terms of trade of the whole equality debate. I won't try to summarise - but I recommend reading Ruth's article here.


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