The BBC website has a profile of Jo Swinson MP today.
In it she complains about being pigeon-holed because of her age to a journalist who…er…pigeon-holes her because of her age.
I mean how patronising is this;
“Surely it must be a little tiresome having so much to do when other people of the same age are out enjoying themselves?”
Yes, because of course the only thing any 28 year old is interested in doing is partying. Arse.
However, despite the journalism Jo comes across well and raises some telling points;
“I think we need a diversity. We need more people from all backgrounds.
“There are a huge number of Oxbridge-educated lawyers elected as MPs when they are middle-aged. There is not a single MP who has paid tuition fees.
“We have a large part of the population with debts from these or who face working well into old age because of pension changes, but there is no person in Parliament who shares, or will share, their experience.”
This content was originally posted on my old Process Guy blog.