The Iron Lady, Diane Abbott and Michele Bachmann: Who Had A Good Week?

Margaret Thatcher

Huffington Post UK   Rizwan Syed First Posted: 07/01/12 11:23 Updated: 09/01/12 11:04

The first week of January is usually a quiet time for news. But 2012 is different - we have seen the teaching union threatening strikes, Tea Party favourite Michele Bachmann step out of the US presidential race, William Hague push for reform in Burma, Shadow health minister Diane Abbot's controversial tweet and the Cameron criticise The Iron Lady. Here is our round up of the movers and shakers in politics this week.

Bad Week: Michele Bachmann
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Tea Party favourite Michele Bachmann announced that she was stepping down from the race for the Republican White House nomination, finishing sixth place in the Iowa caucuses and falling out of the Republican race for the presidency.

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