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Holly Baxter

Holly Baxter is co-editor of the Voices section as well as Independent columnist, author of The Vagenda and former resident of an airing cupboard.

Holly Baxter Westminster has become a safe space for predators

The figures leaked exclusively to The Independent today are already far too high – with one in five people working in Westminster reporting that they have experienced sexual harassment in the last 12 months, with twice as many women reporting incidents of harassment as men 

Holly Baxter Shocked by Jacob Rees-Mogg? Then you're a fool

To be fair to Rees-Mogg, he’s never pretended that he isn’t a relic of a bygone era. The problem is when people assume the aesthetics – the glasses, the vintage car, the accent, the suits – are the whole package. Being a throwback from about a century ago isn’t just about looking funny; it's also about holding some very objectionable views

Holly Baxter The Diana tapes prove we have to abolish the monarchy

If you think that the royal family’s existence is unthreatening, and you derive a bit of nostalgic, patriotic pleasure out of its existence, and you really buy into the myth that they bring in more money than they take out, then you should at least take the time to consider what the people inside it actually say about it

Holly Baxter Ironically, May's immigration victory was all down to the EU

This week, Supreme Court judges were the heroes of right-wingers everywhere when they ruled that a financial barrier preventing UK citizens from bringing their foreign spouses to Britain is lawful. A couple of months ago, they 'frustrated democracy' by, well, insisting on a properly democratic process for the terms of Brexit