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Presenter for Channel 4 News, blogger for the Telegraph. 2 husbands: Jon on-screen, John off-screen. Full-time job: mum of 2. Facebook

Britain's 'most dangerous women' just scotched David Cameron's plan — The government's briefing there will be no rush to replace the act with a British Bill of Rights - intended to break the "formal link" with the European Court of Human Rights - handing a victory of sorts to both Sturgeon, who had been loudly warning the government that her 56 MPs would vote against the proposals ; and Chakrabarti, who had been mobilising troops across the Commons for the battle ahead.

Labour leadership: Yvette Cooper can't be first woman leader like this — So, as the leadership contest grinds into gear, will any of Labour's women cut the mustard this time? Yvette Cooper should have the best claim on the top job. Indeed, she spke out yesterday, calling for the party to pick a woman leader .

Theresa May: Why has a woman set to detoxify the Tories turned nasty? — David Cameron's pledge immediately after his election victory to "govern in the interests of all people" - and his vow just yesterday to root reform of public services in "true social justice and genuine compassion" - could have been uttered by Mrs May all those years ago.

General Election 2015 women MPs: A historic night for female MPs — The Liberal Democrats, already humiliated on a national scale for betraying their promises and principles in government, are also now a laughing stock when it comes to equality - something that's supposed to run through the party like the lettering in a stick of rock.

Pope Francis gender pay gap speech was a revelation — It was, he told tens of thousands of people in St Peter's Square, (not to mention Catholics across the globe who happened to tune in), a "pure scandal" that women were paid less than men. "Why is it taken for granted that women must earn less than men? No!

Prince William paternity leave: Famous dads need bonding time too — But then this morning, it emerged that far from being absent, the Duke was to commit a far more grievous error: being rather too omnipresent. One newspaper headline announced indignantly that he was to take "SIX WEEKS paternity leave". How very dare he?

This election campaign is crying out for a Jennifer’s Ear moment — Where are Jennifer, Sharron, Craig, Gillian and Jonathan? These aren't names for the forthcoming royal baby, but the roll call of voters who, over the years, have managed to derail politicians' painstaking election plans . They're conspicuous by their absence in this long campaign. And more's the pity.

Britain's political wives juggle work and family too. So let's see it — Pictures of the country's most powerful man scraping his youngest daughter's hair into a ponytailmust have had Tory campaign chief Lynton Crosby chuckling over his election grid. But how I wish Sam Cam had been asked a few questions that would have enabled her to demonstrate her reputedly first class business and creative brain - as well as her 'wife and mother' credentials .

Purvi Patel jailed for 'killing her foetus' — It's tempting to think this kind of legal onslaught against women's reproductive rights would never happen in Britain. But perhaps we shouldn't be so sure. Clare Murphy, director of external affairs at the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, tells me: "We are shocked by this latest US case, but it bears remembering something not dissimilar could happen here, if the political climate towards women changed."

Is Osborne committed to extra �30bn for NHS by 2020? — The chancellor was speaking to Channel 4 News on the day parliament was dissolved, signalling the official start of the 2015 general election campaign. He was also questioned about David Cameron's assertion on the doorstep of No.10 Downing Street earlier in the day that Labour leader Ed Miliband was planning £3,000 in tax rises for every working family.
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May 28, 2015

RT @KnightAyton: AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! Knight Ayton Management are offering a rare internship. More details and how to apply here

May 27, 2015

How the two most dangerous women in Britain delayed the repeal of the Human Rights Act. My @TeleWonderWomen blog…

May 27, 2015

@eliistender10 no nothing yet I'm afraid. Perhaps the parcel is still wending its way up from the post room! I'll let you know...

May 26, 2015

RT @papa_face: @aideenblackwood @cathynewman it is true, they were zero rated before the EU imposed minimum rates so they stayed that way.

May 26, 2015

@allen_brown yes I shd have said I'd made a mental note...mouth before brain

May 26, 2015

RT @aideenblackwood: @cathynewman Cameron's excuse about the EU can't be true. We have a zero rate of VAT on tampons in Ireland.…

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