UK: Women Dr.s ‘tremendous burden’ says Tory MP. How to win women’s votes: encourage part-time work. The woman fighting to keep females on 5s.

PMQs: David Cameron’s confusing attack on Labour over child benefit cuts Telegraph.co.uk (blog) David Cameron went into the chamber with an open goal on Labour’s policy and credibility, provided by Ed Balls this week. He largely ignored it, and booted the ball in an entirely different direction. The PM’s main line of attack was over child benefit.

Women doctors are ‘tremendous burden’ says Tory MP Pulse Conservative MP Anne McIntosh told the House of Commons that the increased numbers of women GPs caused a strain on the NHS because they took time off to raise children. The comments were supported by health minister Anna Soubry, who said the MP …

Anna Soubry was criticised for suggesting female doctors who cut back their hours after having children were a drain on the NHS PA

Health minister Anna Soubry criticised for suggesting female doctors who have … The Independent David Cameron’s official spokesman said the Prime Minister had full confidence in Ms Soubry. He said: “I think the minister has explained the point she was seeking to make.” Asked if Mr Cameron regarded women doctors as a drain on NHS resources, the …

David Cameron needs to get his female MPs singing from the same hymn sheet … Telegraph.co.uk Yesterday, we had Maria Miller, the Conservative women’s minister, saying stay-at-home mothers should go back to work – flexibly – to boost the economy. The message? Part-timers = good. So, which is it, Mr Cameron? Who are we to side with? And what …

David Cameron to face hostile reception from bedroom tax campaigners when … Scottish Daily Record BEDROOM tax protesters will lay siege to Prime Minister David Cameron when he visits Scotland tomorrow – prompting a huge police operation. The campaigners are planning a demonstration outside the Tory party conference in Stirling. Cameron will be …

‘Good decision’ for Clegg to block childcare plans ITV News (Video at link) Jo Swinson, the women and equalities minister said it is a “good decision” that Nick Clegg has blocked childcare reforms. She told Daybreak: “Parents [and] providers of childcare and also experts in the industry had overwhelmingly responded to the Government’s consultation with their concerns.” Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg argued that loosening the rules was unlikely to cut childcare costs and could even cost parents more.

How to win women’s votes: encourage part-time work Telegraph.co.uk (blog) Around 55 per cent of medical students are women and by 2017 the majority of all doctors will be women. Something to cheer about, I’d have thought. But no. Anne McIntosh, Tory MP for Thirsk and Malton, has warned that female doctors are putting a …

Self-funded PhD: fighting the stigma The Guardian For me, a PhD is a necessary qualification for the academic career I want, … scholarship of £2500 from the British Federation of Women Graduates, …

Payday loan firms are ‘glorified sharks’ This Is Lancashire Bury Labour Women’s Forum campaigned in the town centre last Thursday, and were visited by Walthamstow Labour MP Stella Creasy, who has spoken out against the rise in the number of payday loan firms. Activists handed out leaflets on The Rock and …

Meet the woman fighting the Bank of England to keep females on fivers Telegraph.co.uk Her petition argues that this matters because of a broader sexism in society, where only one in five experts in the media is a woman, and where female directors represent less than 17 per cent of the total. You can see her point. What justification is …

March in Carlisle in footsteps of women’s rights campaigner in-cumbria Catherine Marshall, from Hawse End, Keswick, campaigned for the rights of women – including the right to vote. She led a march from Carlisle to London in the summer of 1913. She was a peaceful suffragist compared to the more militant and direct actions …

The fight for women’s rights is taking to the streets again – a century after the campaigning of peaceful pioneer Catherine Marshall and her fellow suffragists. By Jan Jeffery

Ed Miliband sees the light. Now Harriet Harman will be outside his office with … Telegraph.co.uk (blog) Now it’s Ed Miliband who needs to be ready to face the protestors’ wrath. If Harriet Harman isn’t outside the Labour leader’s door with a pitchfork and an angry mob by noon, it will be a miracle. And I understand Yvette Cooper, who holds the Women and …

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