Female genitals. What? That's it! Oh, and a higher concentration of melanin in her skin than most other people.
What's she on about this time? Hard to say. As commenter Peter Jackson puts it:
Could someone give me an idea of what this piece is meant to be about? We go from rugby coaches making excuses as they always have, to the Czechs celebrating writers, painters and sculptors, in the national cemetery for some reason. Then we travel to Finland, where we find Nokia (once owned by Britain's ICL, incidentally), a role in peace and reconciliation brought about by the fact that Finland is one of the few countries not really hated by anyone, and a heart disease programme held up for admiration.No wonder he sums it up with 'This really is what a literary critic might call a stream of unconsciousness.'...
Then we have shrinking Britain, which presumably has something to do with devolution, and the idea that we should pull our heads in and concentrate on art, drama, the World Service (?), science and invention. As though we hadn't enough prestige from those already.
Finally, another pointless detour back to rugby.
Anyone holding out hopes that Call-Me-Dave is merely waiting until he's in power before he reveals that yes, it was all a ploy, and he's really a conservative after all would be best advised to give this rambling, pointless, 'isn't Britain awful and so boyish!' column a once over and then ask themselves why a conservative worthy of the name would encourage membership of the party for a woman whose career history reads as follows:
...has worked on Capitol Hill and in Parliament, as a lobbyist for CND and the Royal College of Nursing, head of communications for the Commission for Racial Equality and founded Saatchi & Saatchi Cause Connection. She was also chair of CND during the first Gulf War and is co-author of Brand Spirit: How Cause Related Marketing Builds Brands with Hamish Pringle.