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Oi Jamie Oliver, it's not Theresa May's job to wipe Britain's bottom — There is, it seems, a special place in hell reserved for female politicians who, for whatever reason, don't have any children. The latest example? Theresa May has just found herself being berated by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for acting like a politician rather than a parent.

Politics is full of dull men - we need more 'walled off' women like Hillary Clinton — At first, h er reserve looked like a strength. As soon as she entered Downing Street in June, she showed herself to be steely, in control - a serious woman for serious times, fed up with the antics of the public schoolboys who'd held the ring before her.

Nice try Jeremy Corbyn, but all-women shortlists won't drain Labour's sexist swamp — Of course, there are many who say all-women shortlists are decidedly not the answer, and I do understand their concerns. Who wants to be the woman who makes it to Westminster, only to find colleagues doubt her abilities because half the people who wanted the job were barred from applying?

Theresa May must rally her furious women - it's time to talk about sex — They're accessing abusive imagery at an increasingly young age, however hard their parents might try to block it. Without an open conversation about sex, boys think that the violent "porn" they stumble across online is the way to do it. Neither boys nor girls will grasp the concept of consent from videos furtively shared on smartphones.

Owen 'normal' Smith shows Labour isn't ready for a female leader — It feels sometimes to women like Ms Cooper that Labour is going back to the old brocialism of the 80s: comrades stitching up deals and manipulating party structures to keep the cronies in power.

Lonely Theresa May needs to make some friends, fast — Entering Downing Street as Prime Minister tomorrow, Theresa May will be painfully aware that she's the first woman since Margaret Thatcher to do so. For obvious reasons, though, she's wary of parallels with the Iron Lady, insisting not so long ago that she doesn't do 'role models'.

Team Theresa might be about to hand Andrea Leadsom the very thing all politicians crave — Politics has never been so unpredictable. Which is perilous for those involved in it - but fascinating for journalists reporting on it. The news cycle has shortened to a nano-second, and these days an MP can go from hero to zero - or the reverse - in the blink of an eye.

May is Britain's Merkel - she should heed her lessons — The Home Secretary has been telling us a little more about what kind of Prime Minister she would be. It was classic May: authoritative, but entirely unsurprising. This is both her weapon of choice, and the chink in her armour.

Theresa May is Britain's answer to Angela Merkel - and should learn from her failings — When it looked as if Conservative members would be choosing between Mr Johnson and Mrs May, this sobriety was what might have given her the edge. No matter how much Boris tickled their fancy, did the grassroots really want a celebrity politician at a time when what's needed is a technocrat - someone with a cool head and a sober grasp of the details?
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Sep 27, 2016

RT @HarrietHarman: Looking back at 1992 press clippings for my memoirs! "Tart's charter"!! WTF!

Sep 27, 2016

#c4news Science Editor @TomClarkeC4 is live in the Arctic Circle now answering your questions on climate change: 

Sep 26, 2016

RT @Britt_W: "The biggest mistake we can do is to declare #Syria as hopeless". Says @NRC_Egeland from #Oslo. Kjempeklem fra meg. #c4news @cathynewman

Sep 26, 2016

RT @shamindernahal: UN's Jan Egeland @NRC_Egeland to @cathynewman "there is no military solution to this war"

Sep 26, 2016

RT @shamindernahal: In 30 yrs as a humanitarian, I haven't seen such devastation, as in Aleppo: UN's @NRC_Egeland to @cathynewman #c4news

Sep 23, 2016

RT @joan_dame: Imagine just for one moment what it must be like to live in such fear & be powerless to change anything.

Sep 23, 2016

@Osmanii @GurtlerDavid We do raise questions about the US/Iraq war/what's triggered the mayhem! Glad to have the like though

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