Suffragettes

Why should suffragettes who broke the law be pardoned?

8 February 2018 12:25

I am proud of my great-aunt Kathleen Brown, who once hijacked a horse-drawn fire-engine in the suffragette cause and charged…

Pardoning the suffragettes would be wrong

6 February 2018 14:00

On this, the centenary of some women getting the right to vote, there has been a lot of talk of…

No, the suffragettes should not be pardoned

6 February 2018 11:36

Exactly 100 years after (some) women won the right to vote, Ruth Davidson has joined calls for a posthumous pardon…

Modern feminists aren’t a patch on the suffragettes

6 February 2018 10:00

Today’s centenary of the Representation of the People Act is in danger of becoming a rose-tinted celebration of votes for…

I’m not voting on Thursday — but don’t you dare call me apathetic

5 May 2015 15:22

With just 48 hours to go before we get to vote in officially the most boring election in history, the…

Parliament unusually full of women

11 April 2014 11:44

It’s quite easy to grow quite used to the way things are, and only realise that they’re a bit odd…

100 years on from Emily Davison’s death, her battle is not yet won

4 June 2013 19:06

In April’s local elections, only one in three of those eligible to vote actually did so. What proportion of those…