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Katie Hopkins is a broadcaster and business woman.

She is a regular face of opinion on the BBC, ITV and Sky, generating significant response rates from TV appearances and editorial contributions.

Engaged for her strong take on employment, business, mothering, lifestyle and politics, Katie is robust about the need for individuals to take accountability for their actions and to strive to succeed.

Behind the stern exterior, Katie is a quick wit and highly entertaining speaker. An economist; graduate of Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Intelligence Corps bursar and established marketer, Katie spent 15 years working for a Global Brand Consultancy in the UK, Tokyo and USA.

Katie now runs her own consultancy bringing new business to professional service firms.

Entries by Katie Hopkins

I Don't Need a Picture of Diane Abbott

(25) Comments | Posted 14 January 2014 | (23:00)

Now you know you have paid for portraits of everyone from Abbott to Clarkson (Ken - not Jeremy, though the latter would have been preferable), it should come as no surprise that the most expensive of them all was John Bercow at £37,000.

His coat of arms states 'All men...

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Divorce Day in the UK

(10) Comments | Posted 2 January 2014 | (23:00)

Friday is D-Day; the day where most marriages hit the rocks and the process of salvaging the wreckage begins.

One of the most profitable times of year for solicitor firms specialising in divorce is also one of the most lucrative for a range of firms that make their money...

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M&S Till Staff Can Choose Their Customers

(37) Comments | Posted 27 December 2013 | (23:00)

Marks and Spencer have not had a great run up to the Christmas period. There has been a slump in its clothing sales and its share price has taken a dive.

Whilst the marketing team are trying to get the message out that there are sales to end all sales,...

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Definitely Not Sign Language

(7) Comments | Posted 13 December 2013 | (08:21)

Sitting on the sofa watching Mandela's memorial, I asked my husband what the hell the guy signing for the deaf thought he was doing.

I am no expert. But even to the untrained eye you could tell he was not doing what he should be. The guy looked about...

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Crap Friday

(21) Comments | Posted 5 December 2013 | (23:00)

See you later Black Friday! So long Cyber Monday! Today is Crap Friday. It is the day that all the things you ordered on Cyber Monday are due to arrive at your home or are ready for collection in store.

It is like the arrival of relatives at your wedding...

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Bring Back Control Orders

(35) Comments | Posted 7 November 2013 | (23:00)

Sometimes life is stranger than fiction. This week a terror suspect dangerous enough to be under constant surveillance stuck on a burqa and disappeared.

Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed is believed to have fought on the front line in Somalia. He is thought to have links to extremist group al-Shabaab that...

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The Real Reason Food Banks Have Trebled

(222) Comments | Posted 24 October 2013 | (00:00)

One mention of food banks and we are all supposed to break out the Andrex tissues, wipe away our tears of sympathy and empty our cupboards into the nearest food bank donation box.

Unsurprisingly, my eyes are as dry as they were at my mother-in-laws funeral. Gove says food bank...

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Overweight Kids Need to Be Told They Are Fat

(482) Comments | Posted 14 October 2013 | (00:00)

One in 10 children now starts school classified as very overweight or obese. We are not allowed to tell the parents of these four-to-five-year-olds in case it upsets them.

I believe it is time for a few tears and tantrums. Hard news hurts.

If you have fed your child into...

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University Admissions Bias Against Private Schools

(160) Comments | Posted 9 October 2013 | (00:00)

Over the next week, hundreds of aspiring Oxford and Cambridge University students will be submitting their UCAS applications. Their personal statements are hewn from thirteen years of hard work.

Understanding the significant value of a degree from these unique universities, everything hinges on the fairness of the admissions process. As...

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Ban Teachers From Going on Strike

(366) Comments | Posted 30 September 2013 | (00:00)

Over the next few weeks, many teachers are going on strike.

The NASUWT says: "parents understand we have to stand up for our pay and conditions." The NUT adds "Parents are very supportive of our position".

Well here's the tough love on that one. We don't understand and...

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School Uniform Rules

(254) Comments | Posted 17 September 2013 | (00:00)

So here we are - a new term and a new wave of parents proving utterly incapable of getting their children to dress according to the school rules.

In Hull, 74 pupils were sent home on the first day at the Endeavour School for failing to abide by the new...

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Paying to Be In the Company We Prefer to Keep

(56) Comments | Posted 2 September 2013 | (00:00)

Sat in sunny Rhodes, I am acutely aware that the families sitting in the 'deluxe' area of the resort have one unspoken benefit. They have paid to be amongst the sort of company they prefer to keep.

In every other regard they have the same holiday: the same accommodation;...

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Why Must Everything Be a Medical Condition

(125) Comments | Posted 19 August 2013 | (00:00)

Prescriptions for ADHD medicines have soared by 50% in six years. I believe we are feeding a worrying appetite that is satiated only by a prescription for a medical condition.

Instead of accepting a problem and agreeing to do something about it, we seek a quick diagnosis (most made...

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Can the Church of England Please Focus on Religion?

(77) Comments | Posted 15 August 2013 | (00:00)

If you are a white male wanting to enter politics, it seems the fast track system to the top is to claim devotion to the Church of England. Recent evidence suggests the Church now has a license to provide a commentary on all matters; political, environmental and commercial.

Welby's Wonga...

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How to Get a Council House

(60) Comments | Posted 10 August 2013 | (00:00)

Watching How to Get a Council House is a bit like spending Christmas with your mother-in-law. It brings the thing that annoys you most in life into your living room.

Darren and Tania are expecting their first baby in a few weeks. They have a Moses basket, now they are...

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Twitter Silence Sums Up Everything Men Hate About Women

(176) Comments | Posted 7 August 2013 | (00:00)

"It's not fair" shouts my daughter, slams the door and stomps off to her room for a good sulk.

"It's not fair" shouts Caitlin Moran, slams the laptop down and stomps off to her room for a good #twittersilence.

The thing about sulking is that unless someone needs you to...

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Zero Hours Contracts

(225) Comments | Posted 5 August 2013 | (00:00)

As an employer in a small business, I fully endorse the use of zero hours contracts to create a more dynamic, responsive workforce.

Zero hours contracts make perfect sense. To fulfil the demand for temporary workers in casual positions, they allow the employer to flex their staffing muscle according to...

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The Battle of the Stay-at-Home Mums Versus Working Mums

(27) Comments | Posted 3 August 2013 | (00:00)

I have been doing quite a bit of work recently on issues regarding 'stay at home mums' or SAHMs as they endearingly like to be called, versus working mums, who like to be called productive.

I am struck that no matter what the issue, no matter how inert or...

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Overgenerous Maternity Benefit Should Be Slashed to Six Weeks Unpaid Leave

(148) Comments | Posted 30 July 2013 | (00:00)

I believe having a baby is a luxury in the current economic climate and SMEs should not be expected to foot the bill.

Maternity leave was designed for large corporate firms. It can have a devastating impact on an SME. If you only employ three or four people and one...

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Ten Things to Do Tomorrow

(42) Comments | Posted 25 July 2013 | (00:00)

All SMEs are restrained by time and resource but seldom by enthusiasm or energy. Here are my top ten things I would advise you to do tomorrow. They won't cost you a penny.

1) Make every email a call. Instead of returning emails with emails, reply to...

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