I’ve rarely enjoyed a newspaper more than today’s issue of the Daily Mail. An editorial criticises Cameron’s recent trip to the United States, stating, ‘Mr Cameron’s visit was an embarrassing exercise in posture politics – a cloying mix of fake bonhomie, tawdry PR and shared platitudes.’ In the same issue Simon Heffer’s column is perceptively critical of Dave (it usually is) and Amanda Platell’s column includes a piece about Dave’s American jaunt, titled, ‘Calling Dave a poodle is just an insult to poodles!’ Oh, and lest I forget, one of my favourite columnists and authors, Quentin Letts, has a piece accompanying a photograph of a toad, titled, ‘Is this Mr Cameron or Mr Toad?:
A former consultant to the Tory party has started a pressure group opposed to radical feminism. Mike Buchanan, founder of the Anti-Feminism League, believes David Cameron has aped the left-wing policies of Harriet Harman. Mr Buchanan is sending 33 business leaders ‘Toady’ awards – for ‘collaborating with militant feminists against the interests of the business sector and men through the “gender balance in the boardroom” ‘ initiative.
Top of his list is Mr Cameron. Others include Sir Win Bischoff of Lloyds Bank, Charlie Mayfield of John Lewis, and Sir Simon Robertson of Rolls-Royce. As a procurement executive Mr Buchanan, 54, worked for blue-chip companies and was employed by Tory HQ until 2009. He now writes full-time and his nine books include The Marriage Delusion (his second marriage failed in 2007) and Feminism: The Ugly Truth.
He argues that forcing companies to appoint female directors will lead to younger, less experienced boards. He is cagey about disclosing his exact address, saying: ‘I don’t want my house picketed by scowling 20st women in denim dungarees.’
The piece was also included in the online edition of the Mail, it’s about three-quarters of the way down the page which opens when you click on the link below: