One anniversay, two very different ways of covering it. The Today programme opted to mark the 90th anniversary of the first woman elected to the Commons by interviewing the son of a hereditary peer and his granddaughter. Both of them poured cold water over the idea of all women shortlists altough, this being Tony Benn,… Continue reading Representation in politics: what has gender got to do with it?
I’ve been hard on Nick Clegg on this blog, mainly because I’ve struggled to find anything of substance that he has said or written during this campaign. Thankfully, I now find myself in the position of endorsing something he has called for. To wit: â€˜My approach isn’t about women-only shortlists or about A-lists. It isn’t… Continue reading Clegg’s Academy – credit where it’s due
An interesting twist on the recent announcement by Colin Challen that he won’t be restanding in Morley and Rothwell, in order to spend more time with his vegetables. I understand from a reliable source that he is incredibly bitter about what he perceives to be a dirty tricks campaign waged by Balls’ team over the… Continue reading Balls to Morley and Rothwell