Paying the premium for apathy: loony laws and governments

It must have been sometime in the early '80s when it cost a female dentist, or rather the fanatical Equal Opportunities lot that backed her (and therefore you and me), about £50,000 in legal fees to lose an action against Friends Provident (FP) because she objected to the fact that it had loaded her PMI premiums by 50% just because she was one of the distaff variety of human being.

Luckily, the judge, one of the few of his kind remaining with any commonsense, took the view that FP had to be

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