The real reason why women are still paid less than men
Article in Sunday Telegraph
Picture this. I’m at a conference, talking to two fellow (male) attendees: a former head of the Foreign Office and a BBC foreign correspondent. They know far more about foreign affairs than I do, but I probably have the edge in UK politics, having spent 30 years as a political columnist. Up comes another attendee who knows none of us. He ignores me and asks the men: ‘Could Tony Blair ever make a comeback?’
‘Not a chance,’ I reply, and go on to explain why. He refuses even to look at me while I’m talking, half-turning his back, and asks a follow-up question of the two men.
‘Look,’ I say, touching him on the arm so that he has to turn my way. ‘I’m the British political columnist here. I do actually know what I’m talking about.’