You won’t see this in National

The National party hierarchy actively seek to exclude women, especially if they are “breeders”, and particularly in the LNI region.

I know of several selection candidates who were specifically asked if they had finished having children, or intended to have more. A question never asked of a man.

Compare that misogynist, outdated behaviour with the case of  Italian MEP Licia Ronzulli.


While many little girls dream of growing up to be a princess or a ballerina, this toddler clearly has politics in her sights.

Little Victoria Cerioli is only two but is already making her mark in the field, becoming a familiar face at the European Parliament.

The youngster joined her mother, Italian MEP Licia Ronzulli, at the sitting in Strasbourg today.

Wearing a cream jumper to match her mum, the little girl even raised her hand to join the vote.

Victoria is growing accustomed to appearing on the political mainstage.

Mrs Ronzulli first brought her daughter to the European Parliament when she was just six weeks old back in September 2010.

The working mum took advantage of relatively relaxed rules allowing women to take their babies to work by cradling Victoria in a sling during the debate.

But while Mrs Ronzulli juggled being a mum and an MEP with ease, baby Victoria was clearly worn out by the lengthy discussions, sleeping throughout the experience.

Since then, the 37-year-old, who is a member of the environment, health and food safety commission, has brought her child with her to many voting sessions.

The buggers muddle and the misogynists of LNI region really do need to stop their sexist behaviour.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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