Blair's babes

Blair's babes

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) informal (in Britain) the female Members of Parliament elected as part of Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour government in 1997
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Yet the 101 women - somewhat sexistly dubbed Blair's Babes - still only represented 24 per cent of Labour's MPs.
The problem with that is there's every chance that second-rate candidates would be put in positions of high power simply because they are women and not because they are the best person for the job, as was levelled at "Blair's Babes".
They are called Blair's babes but Maggie created them.
Like Blair's Babes they will be totally counter-productive.
Like Blair's Babes, they will be totally counter-productive.
They change their name from Blair's Babes to Brown's Backstabbers.
On May 2, 1997, Tony Blair, the new prime minister, stood on the steps of Church House, Westminster, with 96 female MPs, who came to be known as "Blair's Babes" -- a term condemned as "misogynistic" by some journalists at the time.
MOVE over Blair's babes - an Ulster beauty queen set pulses racing in the corridors of power yesterday.
Fiona Jones won the seat of Newark, Notts, as one of "Blair's babes" as the Tories suffered a landslide defeat at the polls in May, 1997.
And she entered Parliament and, as one of Blair's Babes, became, in succession, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Minister for Education at the Scottish Office, Minister of Transport, Minister at the Department of Trade and Industry and, finally, the first female Secretary of State for Scotland.
When asked about Blair's Babes - the term coined for Labour's 101 female MPs - she snorts: "I've never, ever come across a single woman in Parliament who likes that title."
The pounds 10m extra needed for the Cutty Sark - that's on top of the pounds 25m that was being spent hand over fist before the blaze - is exactly the amount Blair's Babes should be stumping up to complete their rightful share of the 08 costs.