Visitors to the blog of the Anti-Feminism League http://fightingfeminism.wordpress.com may recall that in March 2012 the writer, broadcaster and Daily Mail columnist Quentin Letts gave the League some welcome exposure:
I’m delighted to report that Mr Letts has given exposure to the Campaign for Merit in Business in his Mail column today:
The Harriet Harman-ite push for more women on company boards has suffered a setback – thanks, oh dear, to a member of the sisterhood. One of the main arguments heard in favour is that companies with female directors will make bigger profits.
However, Cranfield University’s Professor Susan Vinnicombe, appearing at a House of Lords inquiry into the idea, has now torpedoed that theory. ‘It does not make sense,’ she stated.
The Campaign for Merit in Business, which opposes feminist tokenism, is cock-a-hoop. But will Prof Vinnicombe’s admission stop Business Secretary Vince Cable interfering with the independence of firms that appoint directors on ability rather than gender?
A link to the column: