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Scottish Labour leader: 'People tell me I've the worst political job' — So prepare for a man in a suit to ask questions of another man in a suit in the first Prime Minister's Questions of the new parliamentary session. Harriet Harman was permitted to step up as interim leader but when it comes to a permanent slot, Labour looks set to revert to type.
Aug 28, 2015

RT @TelePolitics: Scottish Labour leader: 'People tell me I have the worst job in politics'

Aug 28, 2015

What does Kezia Dugdale *really* think about #labourleadership? My iv with the woman with the "worst job in politics"

Aug 28, 2015

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale tells me: "I would truly love to see a female Labour PM." Full interview here:…

Republican Carly Fiorina smack down: Has Donald Trump met his match? — Fox News' Megyn Kelly asked Mr Trump why voters should elect a man who has called women "fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals." He later told CNN: "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever."

One Hundred Days In, Unbridled Conservatism Is Already a Different Beast to Coalition — One hundred days of unbridled Conservatism is already a different beast to Coalition, with legislation like the European Union Referendum Bill and the Scotland Bill to prove it. But there's one policy that is giving me a sense of deja-vu - and it's hugely significant to millions of people.
Aug 10, 2015

Here's my take on the first 100 days of new gvt for @HuffPostUK & why I think public sector pay restraint is defining…

Elizabeth Warren: The bad ass America wishes was running for President — "Because I simply cannot believe that in the year 2015, the United States Senate would be spending its time trying to defund women's health-care centres. "On second thought, maybe I shouldn't be surprised. The Republicans have had a plan for years to strip away women's rights to make choices over our own bodies."

Taiwan's power women are teaching China a big fat lesson — No matter who wins, the next president is almost certain to be a woman. The election is a two horse race between the ruling Kuomintang party (KMT) and the opposition Democratic Progression Party (DPP). Both have nominated women candidates. In KMT's corner, meet 67-year-old Hung Hsiu-chu - aka "Little Hot Pepper".

Why desperate women pushed Greece towards the exit door — Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras This is intriguing. I had assumed that women would be less likely than men to vote No (which serves as a reminder to never assume anything before checking the facts). As a generalisation, women tend to lean towards the status quo in referendums, and to be less risk averse than men.

'Coasting' Schools Given 3 Years To Shape Up — Hundreds of schools will be turned into academies unless they meet tough new targets, the Education Secretary has announced. They will be defined as "coasting" if fewer than 60% of pupils gain five good GCSEs, and will be given three years to improve before facing intervention.

Women's World Cup 2015: Meet the Government's biggest football nut (and she ain't faking it) — Policy makers are also taking it seriously. This matters because there is still a big gender gap when it comes to sport: 40 per cent of men play at least once a week, compared to just 30 per cent of women. The biggest sign politicians are (finally) waking up to the importance of women's sport?

Tory Government's £12bn Welfare Cuts Agreed — Welfare cuts worth £12bn a year will be announced in next month's Budget, after the Government agreed "significant" spending reductions in the last few days. On a weekend during which tens of thousands of protesters marched against austerity, Chancellor George Osborne and Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith signalled they would press ahead with "significant" cuts.

How Michelle Obama inspired the class of 2009 — When Mrs Obama was introduced, they greeted her with the sort of welcome young teenaged girls usually reserve for the likes of One Direction. Visibly moved, the First Lady appeared to be fighting back tears during her speech. "I want you to know that we have very much in common," she told her audience.
Jun 14, 2015

Remember the North London schoolgirls who so inspired Michelle Obama in 2009? I've caught up with them for @Telegraph…

Jun 14, 2015

@FLOTUS remember the London schoolgirls who had such an impact on you? Here's how you influenced their lives…

Jun 15, 2015

Want to be inspired? Read about the four North London schoolgirls whose lives were changed by Michelle Obama…

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Sep 02, 2015

Yvette Cooper repeats her refugee call: "If every area in the UK took just ten families, we could offer sanctuary to 10,000 refugees"

Sep 02, 2015

Yvette Cooper: "When mothers are desperately trying to stop their babies from drowning when their boat has capsized...Britain needs to act"

Sep 02, 2015

RT @KayBurley: BREAKING: Tony Gallagher appointed editor of The Sun

Sep 02, 2015

RT @IsabelHardman: Another gem in the @_Emma_Crewe book, this time on the relationship between Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan

Sep 02, 2015

RT @FredianiITV: Heading to a music festival? Don't get trapped in the toilets or you may just get carried away via @Telegraph

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