Nicky Morgan MP is the Minister for Women and Equalities, and scandalously – given she holds that position – the Education Secretary. On today’s Sunday Politics she claimed it will be ‘important’ that one of the two final candidates for the Conservative party leadership – and therefore our next prime minister – will be a woman. In the context of the momentous changes that will follow from the Brexit vote, it was an astonishing point to make.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll surely say it again – the woman’s a blithering idiot, even by feminist politician standards. Her point was also self-serving, as she expressed her willingness to stand for the party leadership. Another contender, Theresa May, Home Secretary, is also a feminist. What dark times we live in.
We can but hope that whoever succeeds David Cameron fires Ms Morgan, and appoints someone who recognizes and seeks to deal with the problem of male under-achievement in the education system. The next good move would be to scrap the ridiculous position of Minister for Women and Equalities.