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Harriet Harman


British politician, Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham and the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.
Harriet Harman
Not all civil servants admire strong political leadership. But if you want to change things for the better you need strong political leadership.
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It wouldn't be possible because there aren't enough airports for all the men who'd want to flee the country.
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Yes I did when I was at university 30 years ago, just for a short time.




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Harman: Commenting on the question of Sarah Palin, I think that men in politics underestimate women in politics at their peril, and I think that - although I strongly, strongly disagree with very many of the policies she's putting forward - I think she's speaking to the fact that many women feel that they're working hard, they're bringing up their families, they've got a viewpoint on life and the political system excludes them and she has touched that nerve in America. I mean, I don't agree with her politics but I think that she has touched a nerve and I think that then places a big challenge to the Democrats to make sure that they, as a Party which has long championed equality and equality for women that they actually match them and gear up their act.
David Dimbleby: You admire her?
Harman: I think that she's tough, I don't agree with her politics, I wouldn't vote for her if I was in the States, but I think that she is impressive, yes. But I would rather see the Democrats getting, you know, an even more impressive woman right up at the front.
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For many young people, social mobility now means a bus down to the job centre.
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This is a very crucial period and we have got five fantastic candidates. All of them would make excellent leaders of the Party.
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Although it was a very close election, I don't think it was a polarised election. It was a tough fought contest but it was not a divisive contest. Although he won by a whisker I think the party will unite behind Ed Miliband.
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I'm afraid you gave up the right to pontificate on social mobility when you abolished educational maintenance allowance [EMA], trebled tuition fees and betrayed a generation of young people.
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I am a very big admirer of Hillary's and I am an admirer of Obama as well.
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He is demanding of his colleagues, but he is demanding of himself because he wants to change things for the better.
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I'm sure nobody wants to know this, but my husband does all the cleaning - rather too much cleaning. It is too clean, the house!




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Hague: I'd like to congratulate the Leader of the House on being the first female Labour member ever to answer Prime Minister's Questions. She must be proud, three decades on, to be following in the footsteps of Margaret Thatcher, who we on this side of the House and the Prime Minister so admire.
Harman: Well I thank him for his congratulations but I would ask him, why is he asking the questions today? Because he is not the Shadow Leader of the House - the Shadow Leader of the House is sitting next to him! Is this the situation in the modern Conservative Party; that women should be seen but not heard? And if I may, perhaps I could offer the Shadow Leader of the House a bit of sisterly advice: she should not let him get away with it!
Hague: Turning to domestic issues, I was going to be nice to the Rt. Hon. Lady - she has had a difficult week and she had to explain yesterday that she dresses in accordance with wherever she goes; she wears a helmet to a building site; wears Indian clothes to Indian parts of her constituency; presumably, when she goes to a Cabinet meeting, she dresses as a clown.
Harman: Well I would just start by saying that if I'm looking for advice on what to wear and what not to wear, the very last man I would look to for advice would be the man in the baseball cap!
Harriet Harman
I donít agree with all-male leaderships. Men cannot be left to run things on their own. I think itís a thoroughly bad thing to have men-only leadership.
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The Labour Party is the sister Party for the Democrats and their progressive views are the ones that we are most aligned with.
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Now, many of us in the Labour Party are conservationists - and we all love the red squirrel. But there is one ginger rodent which we never want to see again - Danny Alexander.
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While the happy couple are enjoying the thrill of the rose garden, the in-laws are saying that they are just not right for each other. We keep telling them that they cannot pay couples to stay together, and it is clear that it will take more than a three-quid-a-week tax break to keep this marriage together.
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Although he is disappointed, I know he will step forward and play a really important part in Labourís future.
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She is one of certain, particular women who are of the opinion that they have a god-given right to be amongst the chosen.
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Next he will be foxtrotting down to the Tory party's fundraising ball, auctioning City internships for the children of the highest bidder. Is that not the Government's idea of social mobility?
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The Chancellor has delivered his first budget but it's the same old Tories; hitting hardest at those who can least afford it and breaking their promises. This is true to form for the Tories, but it includes things that the Liberal Democrats have always fought against. Surely they cannot vote for this.


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