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She was a duff Education Secretary but even ‘Thicky’ Nicky Morgan knows better than to flaunt her own wealth in the faces of the poor.

That is a lesson Theresa May has yet to learn and – as prime minister – it means she is setting a terrible example.

And the only real leadership, as we know, is by example.

Downing Street made it worse with a suggestion that Ms Morgan had been brought to a previous meeting by Alistair Burt, prompting her texted barb, “No man brings me to Downing Street. Your team invites me.”

This Writer would also like to raise the comments made by a Twitter user whose name must (for now, at least) remain mislaid by me (sorry). The comment is pertinent to the sexism implied by Downing Street’s attitude and the main lesson of this story.

It is this (bolding mine): “Before it’s said, people aren’t criticising May’s clothes because of her gender – Any politician who spends £995 on trousers is out of touch.”

An angry exchange of texts between former minister Nicky Morgan and one of Theresa May’s top aides has been leaked, threatening to reignite a row over the prime minister’s £995 leather trousers.

On Friday, the Guardian reported that Morgan, the former education secretary and leading advocate for a less harsh Brexit, had been cut from a list of moderate Conservative MPs due to meet May at Downing Street.

Morgan had been included in a group comprising Alistair Burt, Nicholas Soames, Nick Herbert and Anna Soubry, who were to see the prime minister to discuss the strategy for handling the upcoming article 50 negotiations.

However, Morgan had her invitation rescinded after she raised doubts about May’s decision to be photographed in the leather trousers, fellow backbenchers said.

“I don’t have leather trousers. I don’t think I’ve ever spent that much on anything apart from my wedding dress,” Morgan had said.

Source: Theresa May trousers row: angry text exchange between Tories revealed | Politics | The Guardian

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