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The most preposterous bits of the Daily Mail's sexist cabinet reshuffle coverage

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OH DAILY MAIL. Daily, Daily, Daily Mail.

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The paper which never fails to surprise has done it again, this time with its coverage of David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle, and specifically the women.

Sit back, stick on ‘Here Come the Girls’, flash a bit of thigh and feast your eyes…



Conservative MO Esther McVey came in for particular attention, hailed as the “queen of the Downing Street catwalk”:



McVey “sashayed into Downing Street, offering a glimpse of a thigh-high slit skirt”…

No longer shrouded in black tights and cut-off below the knee, Esther is clearly keen to show off her toned legs.

Someone call Richard Curtis! Get Hugh Grant on the phone! We smell a Love Actually sequel about saucy cabinet carry on and McVey will obviously fit right in.

Meanwhile Treasury Minister Priti Patel dared to wear “sensible shoes [that] could have been worn by Baroness Thatcher” (although her handbag was deemed to be more “fashion forward”, thank gawd):


New Energy Department Minister Amber Rudd looked “work-appropriate” (ie she wasn’t baring her thighs) while Under Secretary of State at the MoD Anna Soubry was wearing a “lower-cut blouse”. Lower than what?

The coverage has drawn the wrath of Twitter users. Naturally.

Now, we must away to ponder over how these women will ever manage to juggle home and work life, and truly have it all.


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