It was very tiring and very frustrating listening and watching the coverage on Muirfield and seeing the
hideous Maria Miller bandwagon jumping of every politician under the sun (except for Mike Buchanan and Nigel Farage) over the men-only rules. Cameron, Lansley, Robertson, Clegg, Salmond and Harman to name but a few (even Judy Murray waded in - does she disprove of this then)
Not one dared mention women-only golf clubs, gyms, swimming lessons, Women's Institute, sexist Race for Life. The media who are so facile did not challenge Miller or any politician on this.
If men-only golf clubs are banned and must open their doors up, then all of the above will as the law will have to be applied equally. A real victory for the law of unintended consequences (just like equality in terms of car insurance).
I do have a sneaky feeling though that a number of those bandwagon jumpers realised this and have no intention of changing the law - they just saw it as an excuse to slag off men.
So that's Ok - end men only clubs but let's wait to hear the squeals when women-only clubs suffer the same fate. And half of the single-sex golf clubs in the UK are women-only.
Posted by Skimmington
PS Janice Atkinson in the Express is very sound