Mark Carney is known to be an enthusiastic supporter of increasing the number of women in senior positions or, as we prefer to put it, reducing the number of men in senior positions. This is a feminist project which, by definition, has nothing to do with appointing the person with the most merit – work ethic, experience, expertise – regardless of gender.
Last week a national newspaper reported Carney as warmly welcoming the ‘success’ of initiatives designed to increase the number of women in senior roles at the Bank of England, and then he came out with this gem:
Hiring more women in senior roles makes us much, much more effective.
Well, he was inviting a public challenge from J4MB, wasn’t he? We were happy to oblige. It’s here.