I have never objected to women being executives in companies. In all my life, I have been a champion of meritocracy. Any suggestion to the contrary was completely taken out of context of the interview I gave, in which I referred to women only in the context of the exiting laws governing maternity leave.
Discussing the unintended consequences of laws introduced to support women in business (25.04.2011)
In the Sunday Telegraph interview, Mr Murray went on to say: “Do you think that means that when I rush out, what I’m absolutely desperate to have is young women who are about to get married in my company, and that I really need them on board because I know they’re going to get pregnant and they’re going to go off for nine months?”