Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and is a regular panellist on BBC1’s Sunday Politics.
“Hi Enda,” one tweet began chirpily. “My ovulation day was a week ago today. 11 more days of freedom. And then it’ll be a bloody nightmare.”
France has declared a national state of emergency after a series of shootings and explosions - the deadliest attacks in Europe since the 2004 Madrid bombings.
History written by men becomes men’s history. That's why we've started a new prize.
Student feminists want to stop the veteran feminist from speaking at universities – because of her beliefs about transgender people. But why are women always punished more than men for having controversial opinions?
There has been little drama at the Nationalists' autumn meeting in Aberdeen. Bad for journalists - great for the party.
The screenwriter Abi Morgan explains why Suffragette spurned the story of the Pankhursts to focus on working-class activists.
From Theresa May on immigration to Jeremy Hunt on tax credits, senior Conservatives are ruining the leadership's attempts to sell the party as occupying the "common ground".
The slogan of the conference was “Straight talking, honest politics” but the real theme was modernisers v Corbynites.
The landscape over the next five years is different. More of us will feel the pain, even though many believe the financial crash is long past and the worst is over.
The shadow cabinet reshuffle gave the impression that the new Labour leader sorted out top jobs for the boys first - and then worried about finding enough women to even things out. It didn't need to be that way.
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