We’ve previously covered Boris’s backtracking on his pre-election pledge to fund more Rape Crisis Centres. (As I may have said before, I find it interesting that David Cameron has also promised some more of these under a future Conservative government: where’s the joining of the dots in the national media? Why did no-one ask Cameron whether his promise would go the same way as Boris’s?)

Anyway, the F-Word Blog has more on the story.

It’s nice to know that while Boris can find the time to defend racism, he can’t find the time to fulfil an election pledge to rape victims – or, apparently, even to bother getting back to them about it in the past four months. As Jess concludes:

It’s a dire situation.

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4 Responses to More on Boris’s broken promise to victims of rape

  1. I’m thinking that your title could perhaps be phrased better…

  2. Excellent point. Consider it changed (although the original, rather unfortunate phrasing lives on in the post’s URL).

  3. Helen says:

    Boris’s attitude to women is very disturbing. He evidently has no interest whatsoever in issues which mainly affect women, he’s cancelled Capital Woman, sacked the highest-paid female staff at the GLA and the sole female amongst his high-profile new advisers is paid £20 000 less than her male colleagues. Disgusted? I should say.

  4. Tom says:

    “the sole female amongst his high-profile new advisers is paid £20 000 less than her male colleagues. Disgusted? I should say.”

    Nonsense. Boris, as is well known, can always find room for suitable women under him.

    Actually, the apparent misogyny is part of a fear of being seen to be politically correct, or in other words the consequence of the inverse (and much more powerful) brand of PC fomented by right wing newspapers (which incidentally causes problems all over the shop).

    Plus you can save money at the same time. What’s not to like?

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