The Anti-Feminism League presents The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP with a Toady Award. Clarke is Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, and is seeking to interfere with the independence of the judiciary to make appointments solely on the grounds of merit. Shamefully, he employs the feminist conceit of giving preference to candidates from ‘under-represented’ groups – which invariably means women – where there is a ‘tie-break’ between candidates of equal merit. Anyone familiar with selecting people for positions knows that ‘tie-breaks’ are very rare. In the course of a thirty-year-long business career I appointed hundreds of executives and never once encountered a ‘tie-break’. The following link provides a good account of this matter:
Clarke supported the ‘tie-break’ principle in an interview with Jane Garvey on Woman’s Hour. From Garvey’s entry on Wikipedia:
In May 2007, in a discussion on the tenth anniversary of the Labour Party gaining power in the United Kingdom, Garvey unwittingly revealed an apparent pro-Labour bias at the BBC…
In September 2007, it was announced that she would leave Five Live after 13 years and on Monday 8 October 2007 she joined BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour programme as the second principal presenter, succeeding Martha Kearney in the role. She created a minor stir in February 2008 in a Guardian interview, describing Woman’s Hour as too middle-class and fixated on cooking.
On Monday 24 January 2011, while presenting Woman’s Hour, Garvey asked a guest why the title role of the film Gandhi was ‘played by a white man’.
Our 71-year-old Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice is toadying towards militant feminists in general and a politically correct feminista on Woman’s Hour in particular. What times we live in. Margaret Thatcher in her heyday would have been appalled at Clarke’s behaviour. We should all be appalled at it now.