Today our dear leader, David Cameron has
preached made a speech at a summit in Sweden about equality. Included in his utter bullshit words of wisdom he said “case is overwhelming that companies and countries run better if you have men and women working together at the top. So the real nub of the issue is how do we accelerate, how do we fast forward to having at least 30% of boards made up by women. The evidence is that there is a positive link between women in leadership and business performance, so if we fail to unlock the potential of women in the labour market, we’re not only failing those individuals, we’re failing our whole economy.”
“That’s where you get down to quotas, which I don’t think you should ever rule out. If you can’t get there in other ways, then maybe you have to have quotas.”
Time to practice what you preach Mr C?
http://www.number10.gov.uk/the-coalition/the-cabinet/ Currently in the 29 strong Coalition Cabinet we have just 5 female’s. Now, I’m not great at maths but even I can work out that a ratio of 29/5 is a tad short of the desired 30%…
Downing Street later said the government had no plans to introduce quotas and wanted the impetus to come from business….
In other news, David Cameron has shown his full support for his
latest scapegoat Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. Here is David showing the rest of us “his full support” ; )