As the prime minister's only black, working-class advisor moves to a part-time role, amid suggestions he was pushed out by the Etonian clique with which David Cameron has chosen to populate Downing Street, the charges of elitism are only going to get worse. You can be celebrated for writing a hit TV show like Girls even if you get your ethnic mix off-kilter, especially if you take the criticism on the chin and don't duck the issue, but it's far harder when you're running the country.
No, not Farage. I think the Ukip party leader has had his fair share of headlines this past week. That other F word: feminism. For a word that's been around a good long time, it's gotten a whole lot of airtime over the past seven days. I can get quite heated on the topic. (I'm a woman who picked her university based on the fact Germaine Greer was a lecturer there.) In the past seven days there have been plenty of people, both male and female, ready to argue the toss. Personally, I subscribe to the Lena Dunham school of feminism...
At present EU law is supreme to UK law and this is a major sticking point for many Eurosceptics and is often used as an argument for the UK's exit from the EU. But what would the legal implications of the UK's exit from the EU actually be? Would EU law be completely rejected in favour of national law?
Is there anything left to say about Margaret Thatcher? In a week when one woman, and one face, dominated not only the headlines, but the streets and parliament, too, it seemed everyone had an opinion on the Iron Lady even those who weren't entirely sure who she was. I was born the same year Margaret Thatcher became prime minister, which perhaps doesn't put me in the best place to judge the before and after effect of her time in office.
However, I have noticed that much talk surrounding "Lean[ing] In" has centred mostly on women who already in the workplace. Whilst I have nothing against this, I feel as though younger women, girls of my own generation in the UK who are still in school, are, comparatively, missing out on this exciting 'buzz'.