The incompetent and corrupt Maria Miller MP remains in the cabinet for one reason, and one reason only – her gender. So I was delighted to read about this online petition, which has already attracted over 162,000 signatures. I’ve just signed it, and urge you to do likewise:
If she exits the cabinet it will almost certainly be through resigning rather than being fired by Cameron – to fire her would be utterly out of character for him. Cameron will then replace her with an even less competent woman – because if there were a more competent one she’d be in the cabinet already. How can women collectively not be utterly ashamed at Miller’s corrupt behaviour, her lack of co-operation with the official inquiry, her attempted bullying of officials, and her continuing presence in the cabinet? And yet few prominent women – the Daily Mail columnist Amanda Platell being an obvious example – will criticise her publicly.