Time to start blogging again

I was showing someone my blog yesterday and was mortified to realise I don’t post much any more, other than links to my columns and posts that are published elsewhere. This has made my blog a pretty boring place to visit.

Today I’ve decided to rectify this with at least a semi-regular commentary on my week (or so) in politics including published pieces and observations of the discussions that followed, particularly on Twitter.

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Lambie doesn’t want to stay, doesn’t want to quit

Lambie doesn’t want to stay, doesn’t want to quit. Column for The Drum.

Abbott’s tough talking comes undone at the G20

Abbott’s tough talking comes undone at the G20. Weekly column for The Drum.

Shorten: Do we want another Abbott?

Shorten: Do we want another Abbott? Weekly post for The Hoopla.

‘Left-splaining’ to Bishop misses the point

‘Left-splaining’ to Bishop misses the point. Weekly column for The Drum.

Palmer’s Lambie headache just became a migraine

Palmer’s Lambie headache just became a migraine. Weekly column for The Drum.

Polls, damn polls

Polls, damn polls. Weekly column for The Hoopla.

Bishop’s move

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 6.06.06 pmBishop’s move. For The_Brief.

Nova Peris and our witch-hunt mentality

Nova Peris and our witch-hunt mentality. For The Hoopla.

Why women of the right will never call themselves feminists

feminist-motherOver the five years I’ve been writing about politics I’ve steered clear of feminism: mostly because I don’t really know much about it. I didn’t do gender studies at high school or university and, perhaps most importantly, it was never raised as an issue at home.

My parents never told me I had a natural disadvantage in life because I was female. Not once, ever.

But I was told many, many times that if I studied diligently, did well at school and university, and worked hard at my chosen vocation, I would be successful and, by extension, happy.

Before you jump to conclusions about my privileged Tory upbringing, let me explain.

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