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Sir, The principal effect of “feminism” is (as Mr Blair says) “to get women back into the marketplace”, adding to the gross national product and the benefit of everybody. When I started work in 1953 my boss was a woman and at least two Whitehall departments were headed by women. They were not politically correct appointments, they were there on merit.

When I married my wife (a civil servant of not dissimilar grade to my own) in 1955 she gave up work. She could decide to do so because I could afford to keep both of us, two children, buy a house and a small car, and live a reasonably comfortable life. Thirty years later my son, on being asked whether his wife would continue working after they were married, replied that they could never afford to buy a house, let alone raise a family, on his salary alone. Of course not: as soon as double-income families became the norm, mortgage repayments became twice as easy and the prices of houses doubled. My wife had a choice whether to work: women of like status now have no such choice.

He is correct but it is only in the last 5 or 6 years where its has become impossible to repeat this exercise, why is that?

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    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



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