Yet more anti-male tokenism from Dave, and there’s not even a hint of disapproval from a male journalist writing in the Daily Mail. What times we live in.
Cameron’s not even pretending this has anything to do with meritocracy – indeed, the last time I checked, a few months ago, women were already OVER-represented in the Cabinet in relation to their representation in the parliamentary party. And women are much more highly represented in the parliamentary party than would be warranted by the proportion of people applying to be PPCs who are women.
Dave won’t gain any more female voters – those who are motivated by this issue will tend to vote for parties using all-women PPC shortlists, e.g. Labour since 1997 – but he’ll lose male voters. He’s not the sharpest knife in the block, is he? We look forward to him ‘reluctantly’ announcing all-women PPC shortlists for the 2015 general election so we can present him with his third ‘Toady of the Year’ award in succession.