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

At this rate will there be anyone left in the Tory party to vote for?

I was all ready to go electric. But then I met an Ukrainian mother and daughter who’d fled Kyiv in their car, crossing all of Europe to the UK. No way can I flee anything in an electric car very well the Russian army. So I’m sticking to petrol.

I can’t feel sympathy for either Hussey or Fulani. Hussey’s a courtier. Her job is to be charming and welcoming. She’s clearly not up to it. Fulani arrived miked up and ready to pursue an agenda. Frankly neither woman should have been there. That’s on the Palace.

Over 3000 years old earns a tree the special category “ancient exceptional.” There are some mornings that describes me to a T. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ancient-yew-tree-in-jane-austen-country-is-saved-by-villagers-hwh0h3mt0

“I got a little cocky,” then lost billions. Not the first or the last time we hear that story. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/i-got-a-little-cocky-admits-crypto-exchange-founder-after-collapse-wx83tv085

The Palace announces a US tour 18 months in advance. Then expect what exactly? That Netflix and the Sussexes won’t make use of the free publicity? What were the Palace thinking of? - Prince William and Kate Middleton 'to keep focus on tour.’ https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/20221201158590/prince-william-kate-middleton-react-harry-meghan-netflix/ via @

Another Russian company “wild” against Ukrainian civilians but incapable of fighting Ukrainian soldiers.

Well, this has blown up unexpectedly . I got zero work done today! https://twitter.com/DannyRichman/status/1598254671591723008

Hussey introduced Diana and Meghan to Royal life (Diana hated her). Fulani is a passionate fan of Meghan. She happens to encounter Hussey with a recording device all set up. An old score settled? And on the first day of William and Kate’s tour too. Very convenient for Meghan.

The Palace announces a US tour 18 months in advance. Then expect what exactly? That Netflix and the Sussexes won’t make use of the free publicity? What were the Palace thinking of? - Prince William and Kate Middleton 'to keep focus on tour.’ https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/20221201158590/prince-william-kate-middleton-react-harry-meghan-netflix/ via @

According to UCAS in 2022, 29,710 people applied to read medicine. 
There are 7,571 places currently available at UK medical schools. Given strains on NHS can anybody tell me why we cannot/do not expand number of places available at medical schools? Thks in advance

I can’t feel sympathy for either Hussey or Fulani. Hussey’s a courtier. Her job is to be charming and welcoming. She’s clearly not up to it. Fulani arrived miked up and ready to pursue an agenda. Frankly neither woman should have been there. That’s on the Palace.

The English is so good, I’ve actually started to watch it all over again. It’s so good I promise never to say a nasty thing about the BBC - well at least until the New Year.

The Tories allow over a million migrants to settle in the UK in just one year. Then are surprised when latest poll shows Tory voters 'turning to Reform UK' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/12/01/rishi-sunak-latest-news-keir-starmer-nicola-sturgeon-chester/

It’s not just the elderly like Hussey who are caught out. I had to explain to my African Caribbean partner that two Millennials friends had found some of our comments triggering. I won’t repeat his response.

It’s not just the elderly like Hussey who are caught out. I had to explain to my African Caribbean partner that two Millennials friends had found some of our comments triggering. I won’t repeat his response.

Covid ruined my Christmas last year. Looks like trade unions are determined to do the same this year - Britain to suffer strike chaos every day until Christmas https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/11/30/britain-suffer-strike-chaos-every-day-christmas/

Our tax burden has risen faster than France, US and even several of the Nordic states. And what do we get for our money? Not even a half decent service. Just try seeing your GP or reporting a burglary. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/11/30/britains-tax-burden-rose-faster-france-us-even-hunts-wealth/

The half a million net imigration figure conceals the fact that half a million Brits left the UK last year. The reality is over a million migrants settled here in just one year - a staggering number. The consequences of the Tories’ immigration failures. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/11/30/consequences-tories-immigration-failures-will-dwarf-brexit-troubles/

So the big question - send out Christmas cards or not?