A nightmare of a story in today’s Mail on Sunday. The start:
Veteran MP Harriet Harman is hoping to capitalise on the ‘Pankhurst factor’ by making a bid to become Commons Speaker, Labour sources say.
Amid reports that John Bercow may signal later this year when he will stand down, Labour’s former deputy leader is understood to be planning to enter the race to succeed him.
In the year when Westminster is preparing to mark the centenary of the Suffragette triumph over voting rights for women, [J4MB: WRONG. The Suffragettes delayed female emancipation. We refer you to William Collins’s magnum opus Universal Suffrage in the UK – The Videos and Steve Moxon’s The Woman Racket (2008)] feminist Harman would be well placed to win support on both sides of the House.