Rosie Millard

Rosie Millard is a British journalist.

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Thatcher as a role model for young women? It may not be as desperate as you would think

The key things about role models is that in order to use them properly you don’t have to emulate them, know them or even particularly like them

From Sam Smith to Taylor Swift, candyfloss pop perfectly reflects the selfie generation

But come on Damon, there was also quite a lot of rubbish back in those days

If older women look good it’s not because of their make-up

Older women apparently spend more on cosmetics, but don't think it's because they've been looking jealously at 'beauty ambassadors' like Tilda Swinton

Fresh kebabs cooking on the grill

Should we really start gobbling kebabs if we want to avoid a dementia diagnosis?

I can’t help feeling that there needs to be quite a lot more thinking about the supposed benefits of certain foods

Taste test: Rosie Millard and her father John examine the M&S meals

Many elderly people turn to ready meals, but can they compete with a proper dinner?

The ready-meal industry is now worth £2.3bn a year, thanks in part to elderly shoppers who feel too tired to cook. As Marks and Spencer launches a new range catering to 'mature' tastes, Rosie Millard and her father, John, 83, take part in a taste test
British values teaching plans are too narrow, says Church

If only every state grammar school would try to level their admissions playing field

In Birmingham is a significant educational institution not resting on its boater and laurels

Chelsea players hound referee Bjorn Kuipers during their match with PSG

Big moral questions are never far away when you live with young boys who support Chelsea

So does a team have to be noble in order to gain accolades?

last week, Isis released a video showing the destruction of statues in Mosul

Isis has done much worse things than demolish ancient cities – let’s focus on those

Is bulldozing an amphitheatre as bad as murdering someone by throwing them off a building, or decapitating them?

Alan Bennett – yet again – nails it

Has Alan Bennett found a new game: Hypocritical England?

We pride ourselves on inventing modern democracy at the Mother of Parliaments, yet ours is not a republic

England has gained a reputation as divorce capital of the world

Just because you’ve got a rich ex-husband doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have to work for a living

This divorcee's expectations don’t exactly square with basic feminist principles

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