At the recent general election we attracted fewer votes than UKIP – a party which has been around for over 20 years, compared with our two years – but we ended up sending only one fewer MP to the House of Commons. We’re proud of that landmark achievement, at our very first general election.
I contested the Ashfield seat held by Gloria De Piero, Shadow Minister for Women & Equalities. In July 2014, before we’d even settled on the seats we were going to contest, Gloria De Piero won the first of her two Lying Feminist of the Month awards, for comments about the gender pay gap – here.
My thanks to Jeff for pointing me to an Independent piece showing the odious woman continues to lie shamelessly about the issue. An extract:
Ms De Piero said: “The Labour Party is urging as many people as possible to respond and call for an independent gender pay gap watchdog to monitor progress each year. If the Government is truly committed to making progress to eliminate the gender pay gap, they have no reason to oppose an annual ‘Equal Pay Check’ on their progress. Women have waited long enough.”
She’s joined by Chuka Umunna, shadow Business Secretary:
Mr Umunna added: “We cannot tolerate inequality in men and women’s pay, which has persisted for far too long. Still today, too few women are progressing to the top roles within companies and women can still expect to earn less throughout their professional careers than men.”
Not to be outdone, and true to form, Nicky Morgan chips in with some equally idiotic comments:
Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary and minister for women and equalities, believes that equalising women’s productivity and employment to the same level as men’s could add nearly £600bn to the economy, which would eradicate more than one-third of the national debt.
In the consultation, Ms Morgan says: “We believe that greater transparency will encourage employers and employees to consider what more can be done to close any pay gaps. Doing this will take us a step further on the path to closing the gender pay gap in a generation. Employers with a positive story to tell will attract the best talent.”