Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Harman Passes over Page 3 in Chat at the Sun

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Harman Passes over Page 3 in Chat at the Sun

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THE Londoner was surprised to learn, from a spy in Murdoch Towers, that Harriet Harman recently dropped by The Sun for a spot of "work experience". We called the Deputy Labour Leader to find out more. "That is 100 per cent untrue," Harman's aide told us. "Your source is making mischief." Fair enough. So why did she spend an entire morning at the red-top HQ? "It was a very constructive meeting about the policy issues that affect older women. It lasted two, maybe two-and-a-half, hours."

As an outspoken campaigner for women's equality, Harman once said of The Sun's Page 3: "The idea that women are sex objects to be posing in their knickers I don't think that's the right thing." So how did News UK respond when she raised the issue at her top-level summit on women's issues? Turns out she was uncharacteristically quiet when it came to the crunch. "We did not discuss Page 3 at all," we are told.

Dispiriting news for Harman's friends over at the NOMOREPAGE3 campaign. …

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