Mary Ann Sieghart thinks more women should be in political reporting, and you can’t blame her – all major national newspapers have male political editors, most have all-male political reporting teams, and a mere 1 in 5 political reporters are female. It’s hard to conceive how this couldn’t impact massively on the issues that are covered and how they are reported, and the politicians who rise and fall up and down the greasy pole. As ever, Mary Ann’s column is a provocative one, and is highly recommended reading – you can read it in full here.
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As David Cameron gears up for his battle on the EU budget today, the relationship between Britain and the EU is looking particularly shakey – and that’s saying something.
The uncertainty has left many of us scratching our heads trying to figure out what all this might mean for Europe’s future. So it was a particular pleasure to have Mary Ann Sieghart in the Chartwell office for coffee yesterday. A former Lex columnist at the FT, former presenter of the BBC’s Newshour, and former chief political leader-writer at the Times, she shed very interesting light on possible future European scenarios and the challenges they would present to both the political and business establishments in Britain.