I was on leave from local and regional politics, as long as I was a Minister.
I’m always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
If there is one eternal truth of politics, it is that there are always a dozen good reasons for doing nothing.
We are naive and moralistic women. We are human beings who find politics a blight upon the human condition. And do not know how one copes with it except through politics.