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Words: Paul Waugh and Daniel Bond Photos: Paul Heartfield “To defeat a populist party, you defeat them conversation by conversation, doorstep by doorstep, street by street, community by community.” Douglas Alexander is i... Continue to article
Caroline Flint blasted David Cameron for suggesting Harriet Harman was indicating Labour would introduce tax rises on middle earners. “The wider conversation with the listeners on LBC was why we have a progressive tax system… She was say... Continue to article
Liz Kendall said Harriet Harman’s comments on taxing middle earners more were simply about backing a progressive tax system. “I didn’t hear her say it; I’m imagining she’s saying we have a progressive tax system in this country and if yo... Continue to article
David Cameron has defended Michael Gove's record as education secretary, as he clashed with the Labour leader on yesterday's Government reshuffle. Mr Gove was moved to Chief Whip in the wide-ranging shake-up yesterday, and Ed Miliband op... Continue to article
Harriet Harman defended comments she made about sexism when she claimed she was overlooked by Gordon Brown for the job of deputy prime minister because of her gender. "I was just reflecting on the fact that if one of the men who I had be... Continue to article
Harriet Harman hit back against criticism from former Gordon Brown communications chief Damian McBride of a planned speech on equality in Parliament. "Damian McBride, you'll remember, was sacked from being in the employment of the Govern... Continue to article
Harriet Harman attacked David Cameron for hiring Andy Coulson. "When the Prime Minister took him into Number 10 as his director of communications, it was already known that criminal hacking had taken place in the News of the World when h... Continue to article
Harriet Harman accused David Cameron of ignoring mounting evidence against Andy Coulson whilst he was the Government’s communications chief because he wanted “a good link in to Murdoch”. “He was not somebody who had admitted what he h... Continue to article
Harriet Harman played down suggestions that the Labour party was in trouble following this week's local elections. "The reality is, obviously, we all know that there's many people who feel really disaffected from politics and alienated f... Continue to article
Harriet Harman said Labour was aware of voter disaffection, but believed her party had secured a good result. "I think we are concerned about the evident anger and disaffection that is out there amongst voters which is lying behind the i... Continue to article
Harriet Harman called for the international community to put pressure on Nigeria over the recovery of schoolgirls abducted by terrorist group Boko Haram. “I think in a way this is the tipping point where we step in and say to Nigeria: 't... Continue to article
I’m glad to see so many of you here this morning… In a week when we can all celebrate good economic news. Yesterday’s GDP figures were yet another example of the strength of the UK economy right now… With – in the first quarter of ... Continue to article
Harriet Harman has admitted the Labour Government was wrong to relax gambling laws that have brought high-stakes gambling machines to bookmakers in Britain. The Shadow Culture Secretary makes the comments in an interview for Channel 4’s Dispatches to be shown tomorrow evening. It comes as bookmakers William Hill and Ladbrokes have said that more than £12 billion was wagered on their machines in the first half of this year.
Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman has cited "well-sourced rumours in Westminster" to back her claims that the Government is considering closing down the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The Institute for Economic Affairs estimates that closing DCMS could save around £1.6bn a year, meaning the Government could use the savings for tax cuts. However Downing Street sources have insisted that such a move is "not in the offing".
The chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission has praised the work of Home Secretary Theresa May, saying that she "fights hard" for women's rights. Trevor Philips compared Ms May to Labour's Deputy Leader Harriet Harman, whom many call the "patron saint of equality". He said: “Equality is an issue that can transcend politics, and we should judge people not on their political label but what they are doing and what they deliver.”
Harriet Harman will today accuse the Lib Dems of hypocrisy by campaigning at a local level against the cuts they have introduced nationally. Labour's deputy leader will speak in Sheffield, home constituency of Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg. She told the Independent: "They are trying to hoodwink voters and should be held accountable. They're not an alternative to the Tories - they are all in it together."
Harriet Harman has urged newspaper owners to agree on a common system of redress and regulation to put before the Leveson Inquiry. The Shadow Culture and Media Secretary said that the new system should be independent, apply to all newspapers and be citizen-centric.
Harriet Harman has been criticised by the UK's gambling industry for claiming betting shops blight Britain's high streets. Speaking at the Business in Sport and Leisure conference in London, Ms Harman said that gambling shops were becoming like "mini casinos". But Dirk Vennix, chief executive of the Association of British Bookmakers, said that there was "no evidence" in Ms Harman's suggestion "between problem gambling and the presence of betting shops on the high street".
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