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Grouping together all women as mothers will generate anger, not votes

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Last week, The Guardian revealed details of a leaked memo which contained information of future Government plans to “win back female voters”. As a woman with an interest for politics, I’m all ears.

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Nigel Farage – Straight talking?

[May 2010]

Tonight I attended a ‘public meeting’ for the UKIP party, headed by Nigel Farage, you know, for a bit of political diversity. Broadening my horizons – or shrinking them.

UKIP stand for the UK Independence Party. Don’t know anything about them? Liberalist, nationalist (non-racist [in comparison to BNP maybe]) party… Here’s some of their mini manifesto for you to chomp on.

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Why did Barack Obama win the US Election 2008?

November 4th 2008 – a day surely to go down in history. Barack Obama has made it into the history books, becoming the first ever black candidate to win a Presidential Election. Over 120 million Americans cast their votes; some flying back from across the world, others using park benches as their home addresses, queuing for hours to vote for Barack Obama. Never before has any candidate received so many votes, rivalling the Democratic victory of Lyndon Johnson almost 50 years ago. But why is it that he has made it this far, and will become the first ever black President of the USA when he is inaugurated in January?

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