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To love Harriet Harmen....

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YellowTulips Sat 04-May-13 01:22:10

Was her determination not to let a "certain historian" patronise the rest of the panel amazing? Also thought Victoria Coren was fab .

Illustrationaddict Sat 04-May-13 02:28:21

Victoria Coren was much better at putting that historian in his place. What an ejit

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Sat 04-May-13 02:34:05

Not in the UK, which historian?

Illustrationaddict Sat 04-May-13 02:52:20

David Starkey

Joiningthegang Sat 04-May-13 06:46:48

I thought that too - and lovely to see so many women in the panel - shame they put that idiot with them - he is soooo annoying. All the

Joiningthegang Sat 04-May-13 06:47:06

Women were great

Chipstick10 Sat 04-May-13 07:10:19

I love david starkey, always good value for money.

theodorakisses Sat 04-May-13 07:14:10

I hate her

LittlePeaPod Sat 04-May-13 08:23:20

Yes YABU... She has done nothing for women and tried to take credit for other peoples endeavours... I can't stand her... She instantly makes me angry..

DublinMammy Sat 04-May-13 08:48:16

She is vile, YABU

meditrina Sat 04-May-13 08:51:16

No. I thought she came across badly.

It shows she doesn't understand the true insidious unfairness of nepotism. And that she spouts bollox - only a couple of weeks after Thatcher's death and she was complaining about "no women" in the House when she arrived there?

Does she have total 'foot in mouth' disease, or does she just expect her audience to be totally uncritical to the point of denseness?

grovel Sat 04-May-13 08:57:51

She's ghastly. Smug to the nth degree.

Triumphoveradversity Sat 04-May-13 09:08:12

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Xiaoxiong Sat 04-May-13 09:38:25

My friend who works for a (labour) MP calls her Harriet Harperson and says that's the depth of her feminist credentials (ie. none at all).

hiddenhome Sat 04-May-13 09:44:58

She's awful sad

TerrysAllGold Sat 04-May-13 09:46:27

She's one of the most ghastly, self serving people I have ever had the displeasure of meeting.

HollyBerryBush Sat 04-May-13 09:49:44

Responsible for continuing to drive the break up of the family. Loathesome woman.

Sallyingforth Sat 04-May-13 09:55:27

Ghastly woman. We call her Harridan Herman.
But she's not the only one. Unfortunately it seems that women need to be like that to succeed in politics.

TheSecondComing Sat 04-May-13 10:00:04

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ZenNudist Sat 04-May-13 10:03:59

I admire her and would prefer her to be running the labour party but I don't think she has the charisma to be PM.

I think you have to be a bit if a weasel to be in politics in the first place.

It is hard to be a woman in politics & people judge you differently from the men.

David starkey was in turns odious & ... er ... right (a bit). He made some good points but in a pompous manner. I think he came across as someone trying to entertain. It's a debate show FFS!

twofingerstoGideon Sat 04-May-13 10:04:32

I agree with The Second Coming.

TerrysAllGold Sat 04-May-13 10:06:59

Your comment is based on what science or research, TheSecondComing?

LadyBeagleEyes Sat 04-May-13 10:10:17

I saw that Question Time.
David Starkey was dreadful and utterly patronising to all the women on the panel
I've nothing against HH, and I thought she and the other woman were very good against such rudeness.
I love Shirley Williams though.

Sallyingforth Sat 04-May-13 10:10:33

Just to add that I exclude Shirley Williams from my generalisation. We could do with a few younger versions of her.

Donkeyswife Sat 04-May-13 10:11:24

Yes I agree, I think Harriet Harmen is great as was Victoria Coren. Anyone know where VC got her dress from? Gorgeous. David Starkey - what a p**ck. Silly uptight public schoolboy.

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