Late in PM’s Questions the (very) right-wing Tory backbencher Peter Bone rose to deliver his magisterial verdict on Nick Clegg’s substitution for the absent David Cameron. “Hasn’t the acting Prime Minister been outstanding today?” he asked, adding that “anyone listening on the radio” would have thought it was Cameron himself. (This wasn’t a huge compliment since Bone is hardly the PM’s greatest fan). But then the only half-sarcastic pay-off: “I think that the Right Hon Gentleman is turning into a Tory.”
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Thursday 10 October 2013
The promise that Sir Brian would be ‘given a pretty hard time’ by MPs never really materialised
Tuesday 08 October 2013
News that a sub-committee of the Privy Council has thrown out a Royal Charter produced by the newspaper industry is undoubtedly a disappointment to most publishers. But for those papers with concerns over the Parliament-approved Royal Charter, there is hope.
Harriet Harman: 'Grandmothers shouldn’t have to choose between helping with child care and their jobs'
Saturday 21 September 2013
Labour has revolutionary plans to allow mothers and fathers to transfer their parental leave to grandparents, Labour’s deputy leader tells Andrew Grice
Sunday 18 August 2013
Olympian thinks a female version of the race should not just mirror the men's
Tuesday 06 August 2013
A further bastion of male dominance has fallen after the BBC announced that Charlotte Green will become the first female voice to read the classified football results at 5pm on Saturday afternoons.
Tuesday 06 August 2013
Scotland Yard was criticised last night for allowing an officer who mishandled a rape claim to keep his job – with one senior politician condemning the punishment handed out by the force as “woefully inadequate”.
Thursday 25 July 2013
The first three stages of next year's race will be held in the UK
Thursday 18 July 2013
Maria Miller’s attempt to boost the Conservatives’ standing amongst women backfired as she put the spotlight on David Cameron’s privileged background.
Monday 15 July 2013
Five new claims, including the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl, have now been made against the former presenter
Thursday 11 July 2013
More than 150 people demanded Attorney General's Office reviewed sentence
Tuesday 09 July 2013
The world we think we live in simply does not exist, and the media and politicians share the blame
After Falkirk, another selection wrangle looms for Labour - with ageism campaigner versus recent politics graduate
Friday 05 July 2013
Will Nuneaton candidate be 56-year-old Harman-backed Miriam O'Reilly or 22-year-old local Victoria Fowler?
Friday 07 June 2013
In this country, you can be forgiven if the name John McTernan rings no bells.
New BBC head of news James Harding has long battle ahead for more women broadcasters, warn female ex-governors
Friday 31 May 2013
Former Times editor told journalists he was 'determined' to bring greater gender parity to on-air presenting and reporting team
Thursday 16 May 2013
Women on television are affected by a “combination of ageism and sexism” that does not apply to men, new figures show.
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Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
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