More women should be brought on to the Tory party’s ruling board in the wake of the “Tatler Tory” scandal, a senior Conservative MP said today.
Bernard Jenkin called it “absurd” that just two of the board’s 22 members are female, claiming that more would prevent the “testosterone-fuelled hyper-competition” that leads to bullying.
He added: “Definitely it would. Most women don’t go in for this testosterone-fuelled hyper-competition. It’s why women are so repelled by politics, why it’s so difficult to tempt women into politics.
“They don’t like the chummy semi-sexist attitude that pervades so much of politics.”
Bernard, I’ve worked in female-only offices, and they were snakepits! Woman might be a bit more subtle about it, but that’s all.