In the upcoming but overlooked local elections the issue of women's representation has once again been sidelined. Dr Meryl Kenny and Prof Fiona Mackay argue that this matter is too important to be left to parties and that it is time for legislation.
A pattern is emerging post-Brexit: it’s the women who are stepping forward, as male political leaders resign from the enormous task of taking Britain out of the EU. Prof Susan Murphy says that such a development should come as no surprise.
"Leadership required for G7 nation in crisis; will the women please step in?"
This is not an advert that you’re likely to see in the job pages of The Economist, but at the rate that unlikely scenarios are taking hold of real British politics, one is left to wonder.