The WEP is resolutely neither leftwing nor rightwing but non-partisan. Its one and only aim is, as it says on the tin, a better deal for women in politics, education, business, jobs, pensions, childcare and the media.
“It was the only way to do it,” said Mayer, “and easier for me because although I’m from a leftwing background, I’ve covered politics for 30 years as a journalist. I’ve never worked on the assumption that politicians are all in it for themselves. I’ve never bought into the idea of the evil, self-serving politician that occupies one side or the other because interestingly enough, although there are a few people like that, I have met many dedicated people on both sides who are in politics for the right reasons.”
There ain’t a single one of ’em who isn’t in it for themselves.