Just five women are among the 91 people who have been entertained at private dinners with David Cameron and senior ministers. Figures taken from lists — published by the Conservative Party since a scandal over exclusive suppers at Number 10 — show that twice as many men called ‘Michael’ have been guests at at the so-called Leaders’ Group Meals.
The news will come as yet another blow to the Tories over their ‘women problem’, exacerbated by gaffes from David Cameron — who told a Labour frontbencher “calm down, dear” — and William Hague — who referred to another female MP as a “stupid woman”.
Men called ‘Michael’ are more in demand:
Perhaps the BBC Comedy sketch of ‘Women: know your limits!’ has had an affect?