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The view from a broad: women in the boardroom

Women of the world, we apologise for distracting you from your search for the Higgs boson/contemplation of the plight of female Lib Dem MPs and/or trying to block out the shrill wail of an advancing royal wedding, but we fear you may have missed some disturbing comments made by one Simon Murray, chairman of Glencore, the world's largest commodities trader, on the subject of women in boardrooms: "They have a tendency not to be so involved quite often and they're not so ambitious in business as men because they've got better things to do," he told the Sunday Telegraph.