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PMQs sketch: No poppy for Harman, Miliband on the attack, Cameron in transcendental-parrot mode

5 November 2014 16:03

Was that a pop at Hattie? Ed Miliband began PMQs by evoking the centenary of the Great War. ‘We will all be wearing our poppies with particular pride this year,’… Continue reading

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An 1867 cartoon from the magazine 'Punch' depicting John Stuart Mill advocating female suffrage (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty)

Liberate women…from the rotten dictatorial group-think of ‘feminism’

31 October 2014 16:33

Good on David Cameron for refusing to wear that hideous T-shirt. Feminists these days spend an awful lot of time telling people what to think and what to wear. It’s… Continue reading

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PMQs sketch: Strange allies and a fake truce makes for weird times in Westminster

10 September 2014 16:36

Weird times in Westminster. PMQs was downgraded today so that the evening news wouldn’t carry pictures of a remote House of Commons debating the referendum in a complacent and uncaring… Continue reading

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PMQs: Harman and Hague drop the questions and give a joint speech to save the Union

10 September 2014 13:27

PMQs was an odd affair today, and not just because there was no PM. It was more that William Hague and Harriet Harman, left in charge while their respective leaders… Continue reading

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The Queen Attends The State Opening Of Parliament

Dave the radical feminist gets a helping hand from Harriet

16 July 2014 16:54

It was the final PMQs before the sun-stroke season begins. Usually these are high-spirited Derby Day affairs and Ed Miliband came to the house knowing things could hardly be easier.… Continue reading

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Tories vs Labour tax row continues

16 July 2014 15:39

Labour has now reviewed the Harriet Harman interview on LBC in which she said ‘I think people on middle incomes should contribute more through their taxes’ and concluded that she… Continue reading

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PMQs: David Cameron jumps on Harriet Harman’s ‘tax bombshell’

16 July 2014 13:42

David Cameron cut his political teeth on the 1992 election campaign. He has long told colleagues that he think 2015 will be a very similar election to 1992. Today he… Continue reading

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Audio: What Harriet Harman said about tax

16 July 2014 12:57

At PMQs David Cameron attacked Ed Miliband for his deputy Harriet Harman’s comments, made on an LBC phone-in show on Monday, that she wanted to see higher taxes on middle-income… Continue reading

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Harriet Harman’s push for gender equality – and her own career

8 July 2014 15:03

Harriet Harman’s scathing attack on the top men in politics for their failure to advance gender equality has certainly annoyed Damian McBride, who argues that Labour’s deputy leader is talking… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband's Minister for Women is likely to be one of Harriet Harman's spiritual daughters; but that's not the only - or even the best - reason to be suspicious of the post. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Why must we have a Minister for Women?

15 April 2014 17:41

Does it make you feel better about yourself, girls, ladies, to know that if Labour’s elected, Ed Miliband will have a Secretary of State for Women, and Equalities, with Cabinet… Continue reading

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Harriet Harman: Labour is making steady progress

25 March 2014 8:28

‘I don’t think things are going wrong,’ Harriet Harman insisted on the Today programme. ‘I think we’re making steady progress. And if you look at when people actually vote, for… Continue reading

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg And Business Secretary Vince Cable Visit Ricardo Engine Assembly Facility

PMQs sketch: what Tony Blair knew about being a toff, and what Nick Clegg doesn’t

12 March 2014 17:37

Hattie Harman tried to crack Clegg today. The deputy prime minister, standing in for David Cameron, explained carefully that his boss was visiting, ‘Israel and the Occupied Palestinian territories.’ Not… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg Gives A Speech On Britain In Europe

PMQs: Labour still loathe – and feel contempt for – Nick Clegg

12 March 2014 13:29

With David Cameron in Israel today, it was the deputies’ turn at PMQs. These Clegg/Harman sessions are, by now, thoroughly predictable. Harman attacks the Lib Dems as the Tories’ accomplices… Continue reading

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Beckett And Harman

Paedophiles are just one of the Left’s unacceptable bedfellows

26 February 2014 14:42

It’s curious that the story about the National Council for Civil Liberties and its links with the Paedophile Information Exchange is big news now, since it’s been common knowledge for… Continue reading

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Harriet Harman’s messy war with the Mail

25 February 2014 20:10

Go to war with the Daily Mail at your peril: Ed Miliband did it over its ‘the man who hated Britain’ column and now perhaps the Labour party is seeing… Continue reading

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Beckett And Harman

When is a scandal not a scandal?

24 February 2014 11:27

When it involves metropolitan left-wingers, says the Daily Mail. For a week, it has been exposing how Harriet Harman and Patricia Hewitt – or “Hat and Pat” as the London… Continue reading

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Ann Clwyd has announced that she will not be standing for re-election in 2015. The seventh female Labour MP to do so. (ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Tories and Labour both losing 8% of their female MPs

3 February 2014 12:51

Another day, another female MP decides to quit politics. Ann Clwyd has announced that, after 30 years in the Commons, she will not be standing in 2015. Female MPs have… Continue reading

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PMQs sketch: Clegg has fun on the train set, but he’s killed chances of a Lib-Lab pact

4 December 2013 17:10

Crash-bang-wallop. The chances of a Lib-Lab pact in 2015 have just gone hurtling through the floor. David Cameron is away in Beijing looking for Chinese venture capitalists who can turn… Continue reading

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Harriet Harman at PMQs today. Photo: BBC.

PMQs: Labour’s constant attacks make a Lib-Lab coalition unlikely

4 December 2013 13:15

Today’s PMQs showed that Labour still have no plan for Nick Clegg other than to attack him. With Clegg standing in for Cameron, Harriet Harman didn’t try and tease out… Continue reading

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Photographer Katherine Rose: Why didn't Ed Miliband make her a cup of tea?

Ed Miliband is no ladies-man

23 September 2013 17:49

Labour is the only party for women; that was the message of its conference launch last weekend. Every step towards equality had been made by the red team, it was… Continue reading

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Jane Austen on £10 notes. Photo: Bank of England.

We can do better than Jane Austen

29 July 2013 8:11

Was Jane Austen really the best idea the women could come up with? Furious campaigning from feminists has resulted in the rather mimsy authoress being chosen to adorn the back… Continue reading

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Final Day Of The Labour Party Conference

Dear Harriet, what about Labour’s employment practices?

25 July 2013 9:27

Harriet Harperson has written to the editors of seventeen national newspapers with a vast list of questions intended to discover how many women they employ, and how many are women… Continue reading

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Lord Mayor's Dinner For The Bankers And Merchants Of The City of London

George Osborne meets his Waterloo

26 June 2013 15:21

The Chancellor of the Exchequer had the Tory backwoodsmen shaking their order papers and cheering during the spending review when he announced the following: ‘We’ll make sure the site of… Continue reading

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Harriet Harman at Prime Minister's Questions today.

PMQs sketch: ‘What a penetrating insight into the affairs of state’

15 May 2013 16:15

A mood of giggles and mischief descended on PMQs today. David Cameron is in America – attempting to cure insomniacs by explaining Tory Euro-scepticism to them – and his role… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg and Harriet Harman play a cautious game at PMQs

15 May 2013 13:24

There was a rare moment of unity between the Tory awkward squad and the Whips at PMQs today. The awkward squad relished brandishing copies of a Liberal Democrat leaflet promising… Continue reading

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