Does it have to be a woman?

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MOVES for the next EU foreign policy chief to be a woman, so that the right image is presented, is a joke.

The current incumbent, Catherine Ashton, ticks that box but has been generally ineffective.

And she is a woman who has got to the top earning an annual gross salary, including allowances, of £287,543 - making her the second highest paid female politician in the world - and without every having been elected by the public to any position whatsoever.

I am 100% behind women being in positions of power - but because they are the right calibre and not just because of their gender.

Paul Nuttall

UKIP North West MEP