It might have come from a man, but David Cameron’s vow last summer to “end the gender pay gap in a generation” was a giant step forward for womankind, according to the right-wing press. In seeking to present himself as the unabashed champion of women, the Prime Minister was on fire. There is “no true opportunity without equality,” he claimed, and no place for a pay gap in modern British society. Writing in the Times, Cameron promised fervently to “cast sunlight on discrepancies” between male and female pay.
It really was stirring stuff; how Boden woman swooned.