The man was right you know?
"No self-respecting small businessman with a brain in the right place would ever employ a lady of child-bearing age."
From Today\’s Times:
A survey last year by the Equality and Human Rights Commission makes clear why women are sometimes wary of asserting their rights.
It found 70% of recruitment agencies had been asked to avoid hiring women who were pregnant or likely to get pregnant. A survey in 2004 found eight out of 10 human resources managers would “think twice” before hiring a newlywed woman in her twenties.
"They probably in quite good faith put in a piece of legislation which is designed to protect women in the workplace but what actually happens is it… writes them out of employment."
And what was the reaction to this outburst of truth telling?
The original comments provoked a strong reaction from Labour Euro MP Glenys Kinnock, who said: "We know UKIP are Neanderthal in their attitudes, but it is absolutely terrifying that Mr Bloom can fly in the face of what we have worked and fought for, to establish equal opportunities and rights for women."
She said she will be keeping an eye on him: "He cannot strut around here saying things like that."
Well, quite, can\’t have the truth being told in the corridors of power now, can we?