Edward Heath

Thatcher's Gender Framed Her Politics

Diane Abbott | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Thatcher was certainly not a feminist either in principle or in practise. She is alleged to have said that feminism was "poison". Far from seeing herself as a role model to female politicians, she actually promoted fewer female MPs than her male predecessors. She was the archetypal successful woman who revelled in being 'one of the boys'. But in a curious way the cult around her, particularly in the later years of her career, was one that could only have been excited by a woman.

The Queen And Her 12 Prime Ministers

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

As Britain sails into the much anticipated Diamond Jubilee weekend, David Cameron has been praising her Majesty's "Great British Sense". Over her 6...

The Euro Paradox: The Lesson is Better Institutions, not Less

Rob Marchant | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Politics
Rob Marchant

All in all, the Tories are unlikely to have a coherent, outward-looking policy towards Europe by 2015. It may sound counter-intuitive, but there is ultimately a medium-term opportunity here for Ed Miliband: if, that is, he chooses to take it.