Nicky Morgan (C, Loughborough) was the Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities from July 2014 to July 2016, when Theresa May fired her from both positions (one of her better decisions). Three months ago MPs voted form her to be appointed the chair of the Treasury Select Committee, and we predicted she’d soon be pushing her woeful diversity agenda. Our thanks to Paul for this. The end of the piece:
The Chancellor is expected to write back to the Treasury committee in due course. The Bank of England declined to comment.
The Treasury Select Committee has also launched an inquiry into perceived barriers [J4MB: Not real barriers, then] to women entering and climbing up in the financial services industry.
“More women than men are employed in the financial services sector, but female representation at senior levels has been historically low,” Ms. Morgan said.
“Gender diversity across job grades and functions delivers benefits to firms, society and the wider economy.” [J4MB: What ‘benefits’ are these, other than greater gender diversity – a circular argument – and only a benefit in feminist ideological terms?]