The fact that there is, unbelievably in 21st Century Britain, still a taboo surrounding mental illness. Taken along with late presentation of symptoms, and the availability of treatment, it represents one of the main reasons for poor outcomes. Is this problem worse among men? My own experience as both a GP and as an MP would tend to suggest that it is...
With women now making up 25% of FTSE 100 boards, the launch of the final Davies report yesterday was a celebration of a great milestone in the mission for gender equality in UK boardrooms. But as the report made clear, there is still a great deal more to be done.
Some in the party have jokingly called me a 'UKIP buster'. I don't claim such a title, but I understand that I am only as good as our shared values and the strength of our campaign on the ground. In me you find an honest hardworking Labour campaigner. A safe pair of hands, but a pair of hands willing to muck in and win with every bit of strength I have in my body.
If Britain's MPs started meditating, what would happen? And what if doing that became contagious among professionals, corporate leaders, health worker...
The Government is pushing a Trade Union Bill through parliament. It's a really nasty piece of legislation that has two aims - to give free reign to employers by rendering strike action ineffective, and to stifle political opposition by slashing trade union political funds.
Too many Tory MPs appear to believe that speaking out against a policy provides cover for their consciences, and that actually trying to stop it is not required. In-work poverty will only increase as a result, giving the poorest people in the UK only different but equally-bad options.
Labour has every chance of winning the next general election. But only if we are consistent and sensible with our policy positions. Only if we can prove that we once again deserve to be trusted to run the economy. I fear that in opposing the fiscal charter we have moved further away from this.
Acclaimed chef, restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix cooked up a Dickensian White Bait Supper, in celebration of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's Fish Supper on the River Thames and also threw in a little history lesson.
We've looked at the problem, and we've outlined the solutions. Now it's time for parties, government bodies and the press to commit to dealing with the underrepresentation of women in Westminster so we can get the fair and balanced politics Britain deserves.
The weakening of Labour's position under Corbyn may be doing damage to Britain's future in Europe. But the last six months have affirmed that political polling is far from an exact science. Watch this space.
Jeremy Corbyn's landslide 59.5% victory in winning the Labour leadership election in which his mandate was bigger than that of even Tony Blair's, has left the media and political establishment open-mouthed - both its right-wing Tory cheerleaders, and more 'serious' 'weightier' news media.
What encapsulates all of Corbyn's shortcomings in yesterday's PMQs is a lack of drive and ambition. He seems quite content to remain as a critic, rather than a leader, to react, rather than seize initiative, and to create a socialist movement, rather than a socialist country. He is Labour's accidental leader. As if he went out in search for a Cheeseburger and ended up dining at the Ritz.
I'm pretty sure that a piece of parchment in the HOC library wasn't much of a deterrent anyway. Please learn the difference between your human rights, and the Human Rights Act. Or I will take them from you. Kidding.
Our challenge now is to ensure that the right solution to caring for our elderly and vulnerable, which is investing much more in palliative and holistic end of life care, is not just talked about but implemented.
Yesterday, 10th September 2015, Parliament sat down to debate detention for asylum seekers and refugees. Impassioned pleas were made by over 25 MPs, ...
The Assisted Dying Bill would put in place a framework that would not be progressive for those most in need of care and protection. Pitched as offering empowerment for the many, instead it risks the creation of a more hostile environment for the most vulnerable as the price of comfort for the few.