A proposal which would have made most women drivers pay more for car insurance has been dropped by the European Commission. Deputy Minister for Women and Equality Jacqui Smith told the BBC: "The rights we've enjoyed in the UK for nearly 30 years will now be enshrined in this directive for the benefit of all Europeans." Suley this is only of benefit for Eurpoean women and should be illegal in the UK under the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act. Men should be judged on their own record and not that of those who offend. It is also true that a lot of men who make cliams, do so because young women, especially when learning, go on their father's insurance polocy. I resent having to pay higher premiums even though I have a spotless record. If the shoe was on the other foot and women had to pay more, there would be an outcry and women everywhere would be up in arms.