As I write, Dave Cameron`s big government reshuffle is under way. It began last evening with the purge of white middle aged men from Dave`s cabinet and there are rumours that at least some of them will be replaced by `women.` And you have to ask why.
Is it just because they are women? Is it because women in the cabinet might appeal more to women voters in the run-up to the next election? Is it just possible that these women are genuinely talented and, like football transfers, an upgrade on what has gone before? Or is it anything to do with our old friend diversity, in keeping with the political correctness of modern day living?
If so, then surely some cabinet posts should be handed to ethnic minority MPs, gay, lesbian and transgender ones and disabled ones as well as `women.` Careful, Dave, or you might find yourself being accused of ignoring the cries of the white, middle aged, male lobby.