Forgiveness is a left-wing trait?

A bit of light relief perhaps. Over at Normblog a common question is “Do you think you could ever be married to, or in a long-term relationship with, someone with radically different political views from your own?” No, says Karl Marx. Here’s some, probably very dubious, polling information from The Daily Telegraph that could influence Marx’s views.

Labour supporting women are more likely to cheat on their partners – and also more likely to forgive their partners for being unfaithful. More than one in five (22 per cent) of Labour supporting women have cheated on their partners compared with less than one in ten (8 per cent) of Conservative supporters. The average for all women who have cheated is 10 per cent.

A quarter of Labour supporting women (25 per cent) would forgive their partners for cheating, but only 16 per cent of Conservative supporters would do the same. The average for all women prepared to forgive is also 16 per cent.

There is no information about Liberal Democrat womens’ views on these matters, or for that matter female SWP members views, but could I put a plea out to the women of the UK in general?

Find some decent role models. Urgently.

Baroness Thatcher is the most admired women (7 per cent) followed by the Queen (5.5 per cent) and Jordan/Katie Price (4.6 per cent).