Traditional values

Submitted by Matthew on 4 June, 2014 - 11:08

Like millions of British television viewers, I have had many weekday evenings ruined by Kirstie Allsopp, self-satisfied co-presenter of the achingly tedious property programme “Location, Location, Location”.

Allsopp has recently taken to the Telegraph to advise young women on how to plan their careers. She advises women against going to university as a waste of valuable time — they should instead go to work straight after school, meaning they can meet a “nice boyfriend” and “have a baby by the time you’re 27.”

Far be it from me to suggest that Allsopp’s Victorian perspectives on the value of education and independence for women might be a touch skewed by her position as the daughter of a millionaire baron, the beneficiary of a public school education and a close confidante of the Tory leadership.

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