This blog has always had an admiration for Caroline Flint MP since it knows a good story about her graffiting the words of Joan Armatrading on a toilet door and signing them off as her own during her undergrad days. A career in politics clearly beckoned. What the blog is wondering is this: if you spend some of your valuable parliamentary time lounging about for fashion shoots can you really sign-off your Ministerial career by moaning about being treated as window dressing? (That Resignation Letter in full.)
Perhaps, given time to reflect, (as this blog has recently done, having simmered and returned its pulse to normal following a perusal of the photo-shop, sorry, shoot), the relevant passage might have read:
Several of the women attending Cabinet – myself included – have been treated by you as little more than top totty.