"Self-evidently sexist"

Business quote of the day: head of the Royal College of GPs on Stuart Wheeler.

"Self-evidently sexist"
 
Clare Gerada, chairman of the Royal College of GPs, responds to the comments made by UKIP treasurer Stuart Wheeler that women were "nowhere near as good as men" at games like chess, bridge and poker.
 
"I hope it was tongue in cheek because there is no evidence whatsoever that men are better at poker, bridge or chess.
 
"And even if they were, what does that mean about the skills you require on a board?"

Clare Gerada, chairman of the Royal College of GPs, responds to the comments made by UKIP treasurer Stuart Wheeler. Photograph: Getty Images
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Tory Brexiter Daniel Hannan: Leave campaign never promised "radical decline" in immigration

The voters might not agree...

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It was the Leave campaign's pledge to reduce EU immigration that won it the referendum. But Daniel Hannan struck a rather different tone on last night's Newsnight. "It means free movement of labour," the Conservative MEP said of the post-Brexit model he envisaged. An exasperated Evan Davis replied: “I’m sorry we’ve just been through three months of agony on the issue of immigration. The public have been led to believe that what they have voted for is an end to free movement." 

Hannan protested that EU migrants would lose "legal entitlements to live in other countries, to vote in other countries and to claim welfare and to have the same university tuition". But Davis wasn't backing down. "Why didn't you say this in the campaign? Why didn't you say in the campaign that you were wanting a scheme where we have free movement of labour? Come on, that's completely at odds with what the public think they have just voted for." 

Hannan concluded: "We never said there was going to be some radical decline ... we want a measure of control". Your Mole suspects many voters assumed otherwise. If immigration is barely changed, Hannan and others will soon be burned by the very fires they stoked. 

I'm a mole, innit.