Labour Party deputy leader Harriet Harman has condemned a "politically-motivated smear campaign" amid questions about her alleged historic links to paedophile rights campaigns.
Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman has accused the Conservative party of having a "problem with women" after claiming there was a pattern of replacing senior women in public positions with men.
"My concern is that we're having a sort of cull of senior, authoritative women and they're all being replaced by men," she told BBC 1's Andrew Marr Show.
Michael Gove replied: "We don't have a problem with women in Tory party, we made one Prime Minister".
Although he admitted there was a broader problem of attracting women into public life.
Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman has called Nick Clegg's response to the allegations against Lord Rennard "a cop out" and claimed the women who made the complaints are "being hung out to dry".
Ms Harman said: "The Lib Dem women who complained about Lord Rennard did a brave thing in coming forward and making an official complaint. But now they are being hung out to dry and accused of suffering from 'distress'.
"They have complained about inappropriate behaviour but Clegg says unless proved beyond reasonable doubt - ie that Rennard committed a criminal offence - the Lib Dems can take no action. This is a cop out.
"Nick Clegg must get off the fence otherwise it will send out a signal to any woman who suffers sexual harassment that she needn't bother to complain."
Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman has played down comments by Ed Balls comparing the HS2 project to the Millenium Dome.
Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Ms Harman said Mr Balls did not volunteer the comparison during an interview with a Mail on Sunday journalist.
The shadow chancellor told the newspaper the Dome was a mistake, adding "I think you should learn from your mistakes".
Ms Harman said: "We absolutely support better north-south lines, we are in favour of rail infrastructure for commuters and also for long-distance travellers and freight but not at any cost and what Ed Balls is saying is we have to keep a strong eye on the costs as well as on the benefits."
Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman has said she is against lads' magazines in supermarkets - but is not in favour of a ban.
Speaking as one of the guests on The Agenda with Tom Bradby to be broadcast on ITV at 10.35pm tonight, Ms Harman said: "It's possible for there to be a view and to have a campaign without being accused of banning something.
"I think that women in the 21st century can aspire to more than being sex objects for the titivation of men.
"Would you like your daughter to be on the front page of Zoo or Nuts or Loaded?
"It is a very powerful image that a woman's value increases with the lack of clothing that she's wearing. Don't accuse me of trying to ban it, I'm just against it."
Harriet Harman has denied that the Labour Party conference is being overshadowed by Damian McBride's book.
Speaking to Daybreak, the Deputy Leader said that in fact most people have never heard of the former Labour spin doctor.
Harman also said that the sorts of practices McBride claims to have undertaken do not occur in today's Labour Party:
She said: "Ed Miliband doesn't do that sort of thing, and doesn't allow anybody who works for him to behave like that."
Licence fee payers will be "dismayed" by the evidence given by BBC executives past and present about massive payoffs to staff, a senior Labour MP warned.
Harriet Harman MP, shadow culture secretary, said: “Clearly the interests of the licence fee payers were not properly protected and there was a failure of governance.
"The Charter renewal process, and the debate around it, will be the opportunity to re-examine those governance issues."
A bitter battle over funding reforms could boost Conservative Party support and help keep David Cameron in Downing Street, Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman will warn trade union leaders.
Speaking tonight at TUC Congress in Bournemouth Ms Harman will say how "disappointed" she was by the GMB's decision to reduce Labour party funding by over £1 million.
Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman will issue a plea for unity to union leaders at the annual TUC gathering.
Ms Harman will urge TUC members to unite behind Ed Miliband's plans to reform their historic links with the party, or risk a Tory general election victory.
Her speech comes amid ongoing hostility surrounding the proposed changes, and the continued fallout from the Falkirk selection-rigging scandal.
Deputy Leader of the Labour party, Harriet Harman, has called Stuart Hall's sentence, "unduly lenient" in a tweet: