Harriet Sergeant

Harriet Sergeant

Author

Harriet Sergeant an author, journalist and Fellow of the Centre For Policy Studies, an independent, right of centre Think Tank. She has written six reports for the CPS, including ‘Handle with Care – an investigation into the care system’ and ‘Wasted – the betrayal of white working class and black Caribbean boys.’ Her reports have been serialised in the Daily Mail and the Telegraph and received extensive press coverage. Five have made front page headlines in the Daily Mail. Apart from other journalism, she writes Comments for the Daily Mail and The Sunday Times and review for the Spectator.  She has also appeared on The Moral Maze, the World Tonight, the Today Programme, Any Questions, the Big Question, News 24 and Sky News amongst others.  She has also been invited to appear on Question Time.

Harriet’s previous books include Between the Lines:  Conversations in South Africa (Cape, 1985), Shanghai – A History of Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s (Cape, 1991) and The Old Sow in the Back Room: An Englishwoman in Japan(John Murray 1994).

Her latest book, Among the Hoods, the story of her three year friendship with a South London gang, was published by Faber in July 2012.

Publications

Harriet Sergeant @HarrietSergeant

Prince Harry and Meghan wanted to take their own photographer to record the meeting of the two Lilibets. But the Queen said she had a bloodshot eye and did not want to feature in any photograph for public consumption. Masterly! https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2022/07/01/prince-harry-meghan-missed-platinum-jubilee-flypast-rushed-exit/

I am totally fine with sharing the menopause with men. In fact if they want it all to themselves, they can have it.

Queuing for two hours at Gatwick airport a couple tells me, ‘Everything is like this now.’ Their 17-year-old son can’t get a new passport or a provisional licence. As for booking a driving test. ‘His friends are going to Newcastle to get one.’

So everything they tell you about check in queues is true. The queue for Vueling at Gatwick airport is almost back to the station. When a friend flew last week, it was fine. Why the sudden surge?

Is there a luggage scam operating inside @STN_Airport? A woman flying from Oslo to Malaga, stopped there, retrieved her bags only for a group of men to tell passengers, ‘Leave it with us!’ She received no tag. She’s never seen her bag again. The airport refuses to respond.

Good point - and when are we going to start building for Londoners instead?

Of course he would now it's been splashed all over the newspapers! Prince Charles would ‘refuse suitcase of cash if offered to him today’ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2022/06/29/prince-charles-would-refuse-suitcase-cash-offered-today/

Explosive live testimony from Carrie Hutchinson. Trump knew his supporters were armed and planned to lead them himself on Capitol Hill. He tried to choke his own Secret Service driver. WATCH LIVE | Day 6 of Jan. 6 committee hearings | AP News - YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zip1bWKmijE

Top general: Britain must prepare for war - it’s a terrible error to continue to depend on cyber capabilities, “you can’t cyber your way across a river.” https://unherd.com/thepost/top-general-britain-must-prepare-for-war/

There is an authority about this article that rescues not only feminism but journalism. ⁦@VictoriaPeckham⁩ (Janice Turner): I took my rights for granted — we all did

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/502e7594-f642-11ec-84c1-32e852e780b0?shareToken=cbb710edd3c68f6c4e04f29f5c152e8b

So are rail workers really badly paid? Dominic Lawson points out the median salary of ALL rail workers is £44,000. Compare that to the £32,000 earned by a junior doctor after seven hard years of training ‘definitely a bit of shocker.’ https://mol.im/a/10955633 via @MailOnline

The impact of lockdown on the early years - drop in baby and toddler groups vanished along with health visitors and many GPs. No wonder new parents were basket cases. My piece in the Daily Mail today - Tragedy of forgotten children. https://www.mailplus.co.uk/edition/features/196073?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=shared_link via @mailplus

"No danger to the Russian army. No strategic value. Only the attempt of people to live a normal life, which so angers the occupiers," says Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky. 1,000 civilians inside shopping centre hit by Russian missile https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/27/ukraine-war-russia-news-live-updates-latest-cherkasy-putin-uk/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw via @Telegraph

One of those rare moments when English weather shows some sanity. Sunny all Sunday. Pouring with rain on Monday.

The impact of lockdown on the early years - drop in baby and toddler groups vanished along with health visitors and many GPs. No wonder new parents were basket cases. My piece in the Daily Mail today - Tragedy of forgotten children. https://www.mailplus.co.uk/edition/features/196073?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=shared_link via @mailplus

I was shocked to discover that many children had never seen a health visitor over lockdown or even received a phone call - Tragedy of forgotten newborns - The Mail https://www.mailplus.co.uk/edition/features/196073/tragedy-of-forgotten-newborns-never-seen-by-a-nurse

Part Two of my series on the lost children of lockdown. Tragedy of forgotten newborns never seen by a nurse. https://www.mailplus.co.uk/edition/features/196073?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=shared_link via @mailplus

Among OECD countries, funding for the NHS is about average. But NHS outcomes for a range of serious diseases is near the bottom. It’s not funding that’s the issue. It’s the NHS.

Jaw dropping fact. Neither Clinton nor Obama codified into law a woman’s right to abortion. And where were American feminists? Clearly not where it mattered. Excellent article with an interesting comparison to Ireland.| Sonia Sodha | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/26/women-must-be-allowed-to-defend-abortion-as-a-sex-based-right?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other