To celebrate this Budget day, here’s the bold progress the Tories have made on appointments of women to the Treasury, as told by images of Budget day since they came to power in 2010:
Emergency Budget, 2010
Give us a break, we’ve only just been elected AND we had to make room for a Lib Dem – and we all know they hate promoting women.
There’s a financial crisis on, we haven’t had time.
She’s both a woman AND young. #diverse.
It’s one-in, one-out at the moment, sorry ladies.
See, progress. We’ve DOUBLED the number of women in the Treasury team.
Yep, still on two…
Emergency Budget, 2015
Look, it’s an emergency, ok?
Tory majority government = back to just the one woman in the Treasury.
Autumn Statement, 2016
No group pic for Autumn Statements but it’s worth noting that Philip Hammond’s Treasury team at this point was all male.
Spring Budget, 2017
Look, we’re getting better! Two women! OK, that’s the peak number of women we’ve allowed so far, but STILL – one of them even has blue hair, which definitely counts as progress.
Autumn Budget, 2017
Eight months and a snap election later, and we’re back to one woman again. That blue hair was a blip that will never be discussed again.