Along with Elizabeth I’m taking a week’s break, back next Monday, but this caught my eye and I thought it easier to post now rather than wait a week. I can’t recall when a paragraph in a newspaper gave me more encouragement than this:
Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch praised Mr Davies for his “tireless work” on the issue and for ensuring parental alienation was an example of coercive or controlling behaviour.
Kemi Badenoch’s Wikipedia page is here. She was elected the Conservative MP for Saffron Walden in 2017. She recently came to media attention, details on the matter from her Wikipedia page:
In February 2020, Badenoch was appointed Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities) in the Department for International Trade. She has been a member of the Public Accounts Committee since March 2020. In a Black History Month debate in the House of Commons in October 2020 she reiterated the government’s opposition to British schools teaching white privilege and similar “elements of critical race theory” as uncontested facts.
It’s early in her career but she appears to be that rare thing, a principled female MP. Please don’t write to me pointing out that principled male politicians aren’t exactly thick on the ground, either. There are just far more of them than principled female MPs. Who knows, Kemi Badenoch may one day become the UK’s first black prime minister. It’s difficult to think of any other female MPs with the character to become prime minister. We wish her well. Margaret Thatcher would have admired her, I’m sure.
My holiday resumes…
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