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Home Secretary Amber Rudd tells Piers Morgan that pardoning suffragettes is "tricky"

Home Secretary Amber Rudd tells Piers Morgan that pardoning suffragettes is

The Representation of the People Act 1918 extended the right to vote to practically all men and gave women over 30 the right to vote in elections for the first time ever.

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to issue a pardon to suffragettes and issue an apology to the women who fought for voting rights.

But she stressed it was "complicated" when looking at cases of arson and violence, but promised to analyse individual proposals.

In the crackdown ordered by Winston Churchill, then the home secretary, police officers punched marchers and "pulled on women's breasts", according to local media reports.

They won't have done it for thanks or praise but that doesn't mean they don't deserve it.

Asked earlier by the BBC what she would say to the critics: "I put a much greater focus on not what you say but on what you do, and I guess that is another difference perhaps between women sometimes and men".

Mr Corbyn told his top team that the convictions of suffragettes "were politically motivated and bore no relation to the acts committed".

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She added that she would investigate the possibility: "Instinctively, I can see where that campaign is coming from".

When the First World War began, Pankhurst refocused the WSPU's efforts on supporting the war, causing a split in the group and within her own family.

Ms. Brandler said, "Women have moved closer to the glass ceiling, but a woman has to be twice as good to be equal to a man".

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will lead a debate in Holyrood on Tuesday afternoon which will mark the 100 year anniversary, paying tribute to the personal sacrifice made by suffragettes.

"Pardoning them now whitewashes their radicalism - and that is wrong", she wrote on Twitter. Waving a suffragette poster and suffragist slogans, she threw herself at his auto as he left, but was released without charge to avoid embarrassment for the royals.

In 1903 Emmeline Pankhurst, and her two daughters Christabel and Sylvia, set up the Women's Political and Social Union in Manchester with its slogan "deeds not words". She was a trained artist and designed numerous group's posters, leaflets and logos.

"It is a bit that it's not women's place to be doing things like that", she said.

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The former's origins can be traced back to the mid-19th century, while the suffragette movement began in 1903.

Fear of such attacks prompted museums to request women leave their bags and coats in cloakrooms, to stop activists concealing weapons, but a century on the Suffragettes have themselves become exhibition subjects.

Derby Day in 1913 marked a significant moment in the movement when Emily Davison threw herself in front of King George V's horse and was trampled to death, becoming a martyr.

To memorialise her rebellious night in parliament, Tony Benn broke the rules by screwing a plaque into the wall of her cupboard.

After years of writing romance novels, Despard turned her hand to charity and suffrage when her husband died.

"The prominence of LGBT women in the suffragette movement has often been overlooked, particularly in periods when both society and the law discriminated heavily against LGBT people".

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