Tag Archives: British politics

UK: Lib Dems, parental leave and flexible working. Old Etonians, Red Princes: Tories, Labour revert to dynastic politics.

Old Etonians and Red Princes: Tories and Labour are reverting to dynastic politics Telegraph.co.uk (blog) …Cameron’s trouble is that his chumocracy is overlaid with more than a whiff of class privilege that most of us thought had disappeared from politics 40 years … Continue reading

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UK: Feminism has wreaked havoc – time for women to hit back. Gender gap gives No camp some independence polling power.

Record View: Gender gap gives No camp some independence polling power Scottish Daily Record TODAY’S exclusive Daily Record poll on independence makes fascinating reading. It shows Alex Salmond faces a formidable challenge to secure a Yes vote in September’s referendum. With just six months to go, the First … Continue reading

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How Conservative Media’s Slut-Shaming Helped Inspire Scientific Study. People ‘less apathetic’ to female leaders.

How Conservative Media’s Slut-Shaming Helped Inspire A Scientific Study Media Matters for America (blog) New research confirms that providing women access to free birth control does not result in women having sex with more partners — a false claim that … A conservative ‘war on women’? That’s just silly Fox News The idea of … Continue reading

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Why you should talk politics on your first date. Gender inequality crucial to winning battle against poverty.

6 Liberal Democrat Leadership Contenders Who Could Replace Nick Clegg Huffington Post Jo Swinson – Business Minister UK With only seven female MPs the Lib Dems have a ‘women problem’ that arguably runs deeper than the Conservative Party’s troubles – Swinson could be the answer … Continue reading

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UK: Meet the Tory aide who thinks feminists ‘deserve a good slap’. Ire: Dublin Councillor calls for 50% of seats to go to women in local elections

Today's front page: Tories accused of covering up MP sex claim gu.com/p/3ndp9/tw http://t.co/NMOo6hOAzd— Guardian news (@guardiannews) March 11, 2014   Meet the Tory who thinks feminists ‘deserve a good slap’ Metro It turns out Ukip don’t have a monopoly on embarrassingly unprofessional … Continue reading

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UK: Cameron to host summit on FGM and forced marriage. How Labour will strengthen family life and relationships.

How Labour will strengthen family life and relationships New Statesman Today, Labour’s Policy Review is running a symposium on family life and relationships. In this period of austerity, we need to support families, and use the power of their relationships and the networks they … Continue reading

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UK: Yes or No, female vote vital to outcome. UK party suspends member for insulting Muslim women .

Yes or No, the female vote is vital to outcome Herald Scotland Well it’s just very nice to feel wanted. Wooed, even. How flattering to be the target of so many ardent suitors. This is a good moment to be a woman elector, because … Continue reading

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UK: Six bidding to be Labour MP for Blackburn. World: Gender equality is progress for all.

Poll paints unflattering portrait of party leaders The Times (subscription) Female voters see Ed Miliband as slimy and boring, Nick Clegg is spineless and wet, while David Cameron is posh, out of touch and rich, according to a survey. The poll by … Continue reading

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UK: Women: Cameron is ‘pompous’ but good with ‘family’. Yes campaign’s challenge: winning over female voters.

All-women shortlists could be allowed in FTSE 100 Telegraph.co.uk Business Secretary Vince Cable has backed recommendations which could see headhunters draft women-only shortlists for board-level posts, eliminating men entirely from the recruitment process. All-women shortlists are not currently used in the private sector because they … Continue reading

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