Nick Cohen has taken up the story about Andy Newman of the far-left Socialist Unity blog being selected as candidate for Chippenham at the Spectator blog. He writes:
No democracy is without its imperfections. Under the Islamic Republic, Iranians, no matter where they happen to live throughout the world, have the right to vote in elections. Women are debarred from standing for office, which is certainly regressive in itself. However, this differs from democratic elections in the West only in the sense that debarment here is based on economic status rather than gender. In effect this ensures that only the wealthy within western societies have any meaningful chance of holding high office.
No wonder Socialist Unity doesn't seem to have any women readers!
Meanwhile the real fighters for women's rights at Femen are celebrating their international expansion. The song is not that bad I have to say!
FEMEN PARTY ALERT!
Join the event : https://www.facebook.com/events/549793191736147/
FEMEN is here! And we are celebrating our 1birthday as an international movement!
18th of Septemeber 2012 we make our new big step, FEMEN appear in France, after in Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, Nederland, Canada, Tunisia, Brasil, USA, Mexico...
We are in many places already and we will be everywhere!
Celebrate with us one year of International fight with patriarchy! Support the movement, be part of it.
We are here for one year and we will be there for centuries! Viva FEMEN!
Finally Just for fun on a Tuesday night!
Spot the celebrity in this short video compared by the much missed Viv Stanfield of Bonzo Dog Doo Dah band fame!