MPs attack ministers’ lack of action on gender pay gap

The image at the head of the BBC propaganda piece:

Plastic models of a man and woman stand on a pile of coins and bank notes

Maria Miller MP is a blithering idiot. An excerpt from the piece:

Committee chair Maria Miller said: “Without effectively tackling the key issues of flexible working, sharing unpaid caring responsibilities, and supporting women aged over 40 back into the workforce, the gender pay gap will not be eliminated.

“We made practical, evidence-based recommendations to address these issues. They were widely supported by a range of stakeholders including businesses, academics, and unions.

“It is deeply disappointing that our recommendations have not been taken on board by Government,” she added.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Slowcoach

    Quote;
    “The committee also wanted a “more effective policy on shared parental leave”, with fathers getting three months well-paid paternal leave”.

    (Well paid paternal leave for some is a tax rise for others. Is Miller the Biller in the wrong crowd? The Soialist Workers Party have some vacancies I believe)

    Quote;
    “The committee also recommended a “National Pathways into Work” scheme to help women over the age of 40 back into the labour market”.

    (What about help for today’s young men to get into the labour market at all in the first place?)

    Quote;
    “Committee chair Maria Miller”
    (Can one take seriously someone who self identifies as a chair?)
    “said: Without blah blah blah, the gender pay gap will not be eliminated.”

    How can she say this with a straight face?

    Quote;
    “We made practical,”
    (this is a new previously unknown meaning of the word ‘practical’ I take it?)
    “evidence-based” (what evididence?)
    “recommendations to address these issues. They were widely supported by a range of stakeholders”
    (chosen by you?)
    “including businesses,” (which businesses Maria? Tell us do)
    “academics”
    – (they are particularly well known for their unbiased opinions aren’t they?)
    ” and unions.”
    (These would be the same unions who strike for unreasonable amounts of money and to exert political pressure, yes?)

    “It is deeply disappointing.” (She wimpered, wiping away a heartfelt tear.)

    The public are the ones to be deeply disappointed that she can’t come up with an altogether better class of twaddle to mislead them with than that.

  • William Gruff

    ‘ … Without effectively tackling the key issues of flexible working, sharing unpaid caring responsibilities, and supporting women aged over 40 back into the workforce, the gender pay gap will not be eliminated.

    We know, don’t we, that the ‘gender pay gap’ will never be eliminated, and I mean will – notwithstanding that it cannot because it doesn’t exist – because those who feed on it cannot let it die so no matter what measures are put in place, they’ll always need newer, tougher ones. How long they can keep that up before even the most obtuse white knight sees that the empress is naked can only be guessed at.

    That aside, how are ‘unpaid caring responsibilities’ (for the the children of women who claim the right to have them without accepting responsibility for them) to be shared, and why can women never do anything without lots of expensive and male tax payer funded ‘support’?

  • Groan

    Leaving aside any ideology, the list is clearly based on policies in Sweden. Yet the outcome of these policies is “disappointing” to the Swedish feminist gov. itself. Sweden remains with a similar “pay gap” to ourselves (only middling in the rankings) has a far more “gender segregated” workforce than the UK and a very much lower proportion of women in senior positions. In other words on its own terms the policy package has failed.
    Simple logic would suggest looking at Italy or Poland with europe’s lowest “pay gap” by far, much more gender diverse workforces and higher percentage of women in senior management roles.
    Just on simple facts why reproduce policies that are known to fail?

  • Kronk

    “Men’s rights activists must wake up and realize that the time for trying to counter the hypocrisy with rationality – with essentially male arguments, using facts and truth, in the hope that sense will prevail – is not going to make any difference to the relentless feminist long march on men” -Herbert Purdy ICMI-16 https://youtu.be/PjAnRar9p4M