|The only woman at a political conference to catch the media's attention...|
I certainly don’t have a problem at all with public school graduates themselves in politics but at the moment , again, they are grossly over represented within the power bases of all the three major political parties. Preferably they should be older, let’s face it small children are (and should be) a major distraction. Also age does bring experience and wisdom. There are exceptions but exceptional people will shine. In terms of female politicians a stress on youthfulness is even more damaging, older women are often already often socially sidelined.
|Barbara Castle: Civil Servant, ARP Warden, Journalist, Cabinet Minister|