Articles tagged with Harriet Harman
by Anoosh Chakelian / 07 Nov 2012 13:00
As across the Atlantic, the leader of the free world is reinstated to rescue the universe from certain economic Armageddon, in our own cradle of Western democracy, two understudies are talking at each other about rodents.
Harriet Harman, deputy Labour leader and Ed Miliband’s stand-in for one day only geared up for her first gag of the afternoon (or year?): “I’m beginning to have sympathy with the member for Mid Bedfordshire” – that’s celebrity Tory-botherer
by Anoosh Chakelian / 13 Sep 2012 14:37
As if deputy PM Nick Clegg hadn’t been sidelined enough in the last parliamentary term, his version of PMQs - Deputy Prime Minister’s Questions - was labelled “useless” in this morning’s first culture questions put to new culture secretary Maria Miller and culture minister Hugh Robertson.
Originally supported by Labour, with deputy leader Harriet Harman keen to hold Clegg to account - Harman is his Miliband in the scenario - it seems
23 Jul 2012 12:22
Harriet Harman: “If you're actually political, you can't be a Conservative and a feminist."
Andrew Mitchell: "To me, Margaret Thatcher was a goddess. When she walked down the corridors, I used to stand stiffly to attention and hope she would pass by."
David Davis: "David Cameron's gone into it like a hand into a glove. In a way, he's the strongest part of the government... The Nadine Dorries-type arguments which
by Amber Elliott / 20 Jun 2012 12:44
Jokes are normally terrible at PMQs.
It's a commonly held view. From puns, to veiled insults, to forced references to the week's worst news for Ed or Dave.
But with David 'chillax' Cameron in Mexico, William Hague took to the despatch box.
And he bloody loved it.
Harriet Harman had a few quips – no better or worse than your average PMQ slingshot – but it was the foreign secretary's
by Vicky Wong / 12 Jun 2012 09:42
The Leveson Inquiry will resume tomorrow to hear from Nick Clegg and Alex Salmond.
Summary of today's evidence
Both Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman want the Leveson Inquiry to look into the issue of media ownership in the interests of "media plurality".
Harman says that she has spoken to editors to agree on a set of principles and has said that there is "more of what they don't want
by Ben Duckworth / 14 Mar 2012 13:14
When Nick Clegg stands in for David Cameron at PMQs (a reasonably rare event), you know there is one likely outcome. 1) The DPM will become angry
We can now add a couple more details after today’s event: 2) He appeared to link boundary reviews and House of Lords reform as if one cannot happen without the other and; 3) Dennis Skinner called for him to have a chat “man-to-man” (about what he really thought about Tory
by Holly Smith / 11 Oct 2011 16:22
Constitutional reform he wanted and constitutional reform he got. The deputy Prime Minister answered a list of questions on constitutional reform today which read something like an A level politics guide; the West Lothian question, Scottish independence, votes for prisoners, the electoral register, lowering the voting age, reforming the House of Lords.
Nick Clegg responded to the questions by issuing very neutral and diplomatic responses on the issues in the vein
by Holly Smith / 11 Oct 2011 12:59
As the shadow cabinet get to grips with their new roles some have hit the ground running, whilst others are still grappling with getting new business cards. The bright young things of the 2010 intake have come in with a bang, whilst many of the world weary cabinet veterans have come in with a faint tap.
Of course Miliband will have expected nothing less than a bang from the new business
by Amber Elliott / 07 Oct 2011 10:49
Full shadow cabinet reshuffle now confirmed as... (senior appointments in bold)
Leader of the opposition and leader of the Labour Party
Shadow culture team
Baroness (Maggie) Jones
Baroness (Angela) Billingham
Lord (Wilf) Stevenson
Formerly lead by Ivan Lewis. The 2010 intake's Gloria de Piero had been tipped for the position but did not
by Holly Smith / 30 Sep 2011 10:50
Witnessing Boris Johnson auctioning off a portion of fish and chips for £100, in response to be being heckled in a warehouse in Ruislip, North West London, is not something you see every day. However that was the situation Conservative Party members found themselves in last night.
The mayor arrived to much excitement and made his speech with typical gusto. Being insulted by Harriet Harman is, according to the mayor, ‘like being savaged
by Francesca Preece / 27 Jun 2011 11:59
Another week, another absurd outburst from Planet Harman.
Harriet Harman, whose 2009 Parliamentarian of the Year award still baffles me, has submitted for the umpteenth time her plan to make politics fairer for women. Despite holding on to the deputyship of the Labour party, she wants to enshrine in Labour party law that either the sheriff or the deputy must be a woman.
Just as her leader Ed Miliband appoints himself as
by Patrick Macfarlane / 07 Mar 2011 10:00
12:00 Jack Straw, former justice secretary, talks alongside Lord Adonis and others about the future of select committees in government.
14:30 Home secretary Theresa May takes questions in the Commons.
18:00 Shadow development secretary Harriet Harman speaks on women in Afghanistan and beyond at a Foreign Policy Centre event.
What’s been said
The Guardian carries George Monbiot’s suggestion that the organisers of a