Baroness Catherine Ashton
James Silver profiles Baroness Catherine Ashton, the EU's first High Representative for Foreign Affairs, who has been in the headlines over her plans for an EU diplomatic service.
James Silver profiles one of the world's most powerful female politicians, Baroness Catherine Ashton. Since her appointment as the EU's first High Representative for Foreign Affairs, the British politician has come under attack for not being up to the job. She has been in the headlines again over her controversial plans for a European diplomatic service and an upcoming visit to Gaza. So how has this former head of a health authority become such a significant global figure without being elected, and why does she have a life-size dalek in her living room?