The new Conservative MPs

Amber Rudd MP has an article in the Telegraph in which she explains how Conservative women “want to influence Conservative policy to encourage more women into politics and to make sure that Governement policies carefully consider issues to do with women”.

Towards the end of the article she says:

“As Conservatives we prefer to make the case to support reform, to argue and to persuade and we are naturally suspicious of the state ordaining how these changes should be implemented. We are supportive of the Equality Act, but are mindful of how it affects small businesses. There is no point having equality in the business place if the regulations kill off small businesses. Consequently we are less likely to support quotas in the board room or all women short lists in selections for MPs.”

Absolutely.  I’ve posted similar comments on similar issues recently, in particular on the nature of equality and on my definition of feminism.


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Moderate Tory, Liberal Feminist. Based in the UK.
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