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Battle principles

The RIBA presidential election battle is more interesting now that Annette Fisher has joined the fray - because, as we will be told ad infinitum over the course of the campaign, she is (a) female and (b) black. This is supposed to make her more 'relevant' than the other candidates, no-hoper David Thorp and George Ferguson, who can nevertheless be said to represent the 'regions' and perhaps may also be 'relevant'. This is pathetic stuff.

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