Monday, February 23, 2009

Female Politicians on Economic Front-line

From the Guardian:
"They may not be grabbing the headlines, but a trio of British women ministers are becoming prime movers in tackling the economic crisis.

Baroness Ashton, the new European trade commissioner and former Leader of the Lords, is one of an inner core tasked by European commission president José Barroso with tackling the response to the recession. She is in the front line of the growing row about protectionism as member states battle to protect their own jobs and interests.

Baroness Vadera, the former investment banker turned Cabinet Office minister, is emerging as the driving force in Gordon Brown's banking reforms. And Yvette Cooper, the chief secretary to the Treasury, was last week touted as a potential contender for the Labour leadership after raising her profile through a series of down-to-earth media performances partly designed to reassure female voters. "

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