Tag Archives: House of Commons

Standing up for equality in the UK: should pregnant women have seats in Parliament?

What a shame.  It would have been a great story, one almost worthy of the Daily Mail’s front page coverage of it last week.  Apparently “sources close to” heavily-pregnant Equality Minister Jo Swinson reported her taking the view that it would have been “sexist” for any of male MPs to offer her his seat rather … Continue Reading

Workplace banter – it’s no joke

Talking of jokes in the workplace (see Catherine Berry’s 3 May post below), there was a political storm last week following Prime Minister David Cameron’s exclaiming, “Calm down, Dear!” to Opposition MP Angela Eagle during a debate in the House of Commons.  The line is taken from a well-known (actually only because of that line!) … Continue Reading