No doubt being astounded by the news that James Callaghan and Labour actively tried to sideline Margaret Thatcher from 50 year celebration of full voting rights for women is little more than false outrage because I'm a Tory sympathiser, but I have to say that it is pretty crazy what this years documents have revealed.
Some might say its just politics and actively trying to stop the most prominent female politician from taking the limelight was just electoral and nothing more. My question would have to be imagine if the tables were turned. Imagine if a Tory Government actively tried to stop a female leader of the Labour opposition from getting coverage in such a celebration.
There would be outrage and disgust I imagine, all the while conveniently forgetting that it was the Conservative Party who were in power when the 1928 Representations of the Peoples Act came along.. natch.