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Caroline Flint: Gordon treated me like 'female window dressing'

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LupusinaLlamasuit Fri 05-Jun-09 18:50:06


Accurate commentary on the (depressingly) blokey regime?

Or sticking the knife in any which way she can because she didn't get the job she wanted?

LeninGrad Fri 05-Jun-09 19:06:05

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Jux Fri 05-Jun-09 19:32:29

Girly tantrum and stamping of feet imho.

edam Fri 05-Jun-09 19:36:06

Well, it's certainly the case that there are barely any women - is Harman now the only female cabinet minister, or the only one from the Commons?

Thing is, Cameron's no better. Even when he takes over, we'll still have fewer women MPs and women in positions of power than almost every other Western democracy.

The 300 group - to get equal representation in parliament - was founded in the 70s. How long until there are more than a token few women in our government, of whatever colour?

Swedes Fri 05-Jun-09 19:38:59

She was full of praise for him yesterday.

She even said Blears had made a mistake. She didn't need to elaborate like that.

mrsruffallo Fri 05-Jun-09 19:40:17

Something quite disturbing about the thread title,, can't put my finger on it

edam Fri 05-Jun-09 19:40:35

Quite, really shot herself in the foot. Not quite on the same scale as Claire Short not resigning over Iraq when it actually mattered but along the same lines.

Swedes Fri 05-Jun-09 19:41:32

Why don't Mumsnet put up a candidate in each and every seat at the next general election? A female candidate, for women, for children, for families - but not so much for blokes.

Swedes Fri 05-Jun-09 19:43:37

Forget party politics, left, right, etc. The gender thing is more important.


So long as they aren't too left wing. grin

windowdressing Fri 05-Jun-09 19:46:37

Well if she doesn´t want to appear as window dressing, maybe she should stop posing for photos like this.

LeninGrad Fri 05-Jun-09 19:59:24

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happywomble Fri 05-Jun-09 20:00:02

Did anyone see rory bremner on ch4 news just now? He said it has all worked out so well as all the people Gordon Brown probably didn't want anyway have gone;

Caroline Flint
Hazel Blears
James Parnell


I was glad to see the back of Geoff Hoon too.

I think Rory Bremner should join the cabinet..Minister for Humour!

LupusinaLlamasuit Fri 05-Jun-09 20:50:48

Oooh, I SO would be a MN candidate. But sorry Swedes, me, Trotsky and Mao Tse Tung, we're old mates grin

Swedes Fri 05-Jun-09 20:55:57

Lupus grin

OrmIrian Fri 05-Jun-09 20:57:38

May I request a mandate to represent MN. As the representative of the 'Moderately OK Mummy on A Good Day as Long as She Hasn't got PMT or a Hangover' Party.

I am very capable.

But I can't make yorkshire pudding.

LupusinaLlamasuit Fri 05-Jun-09 21:00:35

We're going to need a manifesto hmm

And extensive financial support.

And a blouse allowance, paid for by taxpayers.

Swedes Fri 05-Jun-09 21:00:49

What would be in the Mumsnet manifesto?

I'd like Brazilian and Hollywood waxes to be banned.
Ear-piercing for under 16s - banned.
And giving a back and crack wax would be an indictable offence.

OrmIrian Fri 05-Jun-09 21:03:12

Boy bands must be shot. On sight.

And yicky sports wear banned unless for sport.

LupusinaLlamasuit Fri 05-Jun-09 21:05:06

All women will be issued at age 14 with a state regulated Mooncup

Swedes Fri 05-Jun-09 21:07:12

All men would do NVQ III childcare, cookery and tidying up after their A levels.

Swedes Fri 05-Jun-09 21:08:37

Feminine hygiene products would be free of charge. But the term 'feminine hygiene product' would be banned, of course.

OrmIrian Fri 05-Jun-09 21:09:12

Actually can we ban the word feminine?

nylon Fri 05-Jun-09 21:09:26

What should they be called?

nylon Fri 05-Jun-09 21:10:16


Kopparbergkate Fri 05-Jun-09 21:10:30

I'll stand, I'll stand... Frootshoots banned or maybe only available on prescription, to be taken in private

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