Tuesday, 22 February 2011
During an interview with the Radio Times, the former MP, Jacqui Smith, remarked:
"I know that it was my expenses people looked at first because I was a woman and should have been at home looking after my husband and children," said the mother of two.
She said that she felt 'protective' towards her husband because of the contribution he made to their family - which she was unable to do due to her heavy work schedule.
"I couldn't have done the job without Richard to pick the boys up when they were sick, make them do their homework and piano practice,"
Ms Smith just doesn't get it does she? Her expenses were examined because she designated her family home as her 'second home' and her 'main home' as a London property she shared with her sister. It was nothing whatsoever to do with being a woman - it was to do with defrauding the taxpayer.
However, she is a woman who believes in her abilities (I'm being polite) and can be heard presenting a documentary about pornography for Radio 5 Live next Thursday, which she hopes may lead to further opportunities as a broadcaster. I'm sure she recognises the irony as she enjoys the financial benefits of her latest project with the BBC.