What’s the big deal, Independent?
Why shouldn’t a man help fund a political party devoted to equality of rights and opportunities for women? It’s not the ‘Sex War Party’, after all.
From his credentials, it seems Mr Biriotti is a decent chap. Perhaps his contribution has not been publicised because – as the article admits – he has not sought publicity.
Good luck to him – and to them.
The Women’s Equality Party (WE), the newest party to field candidates in elections in 2016, was helped into existence by a donation from a wealthy male entrepreneur, The Independent can reveal.
Financial support from Maurice Biriotti, co-founder and chief executive of the business management consultancy firm SHM, enabled the newly created political party to pay a salary to one of its founders and meet the costs of getting names on ballot papers for the 2016 elections.
Mr Biriotti, who has not sought publicity, is a former academic. He set up a business partnership with fellow academic, Henrietta Moore and BBC film-maker Sophie Marnham in 1996. He is also involved with the HIV charity Body & Soul.
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