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Right now, the political classes of left and right have far more in common with each other than they do with us, having mostly attended the same school, university, internship. In terms of economic policy of cosseting the rich and screwing the poor is there any real difference between ConDem and NuLab ?

I would suggest that, once institutional and cultural sexism is gradually overcome, the women who become politicians will be seen as having far more in common with their male counterparts than they do with us as well. Whatever one feels about the value of women in parliament, those that go there will still have sympathies and priorities that are unfathomably alien to the rest of us.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Dec 20th, 2010 at 04:50:15 PM EST

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