In the Papers

Hardly a week goes by without at least one paper publishing an article that supports or opposes our cause. We do our best to keep up with the papers and place links to these articles for you to read and also for our own use in our campaigning work.

House of Lords votes to delay cuts

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tax-credit-cuts-delayed-by-house-of-lords-hollis-amendment-osborne-a6709846.html Good news.   Transactional arrangements are needed and,  most of all,   there needs to be a delay for further examination of rationale behind tax credit cuts which were set to hit the poorest/ lowest paid families more than any other group.   These are not the people who caused the crisis in the […]

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No political point scoring if Osborne does U turn on tax credit cuts

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/john-mcdonnell-promises-not-to-score-political-points-if-osborne-u-turns-on-tax-credit-cuts-a6707916.html The Independent 25th October 2015 MAHM says:  It’s not right that  families on lowest incomes pay the highest price.  It’s not right that so many families at lower income end should be expected to shoulder the heaviest burden of austerity cuts especially when raising children. 

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Britain’s Breadwinner Statistics – one third of working mothers are main breadwinners

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/20/working-mothers-britain-breadwinner-statistics-income The Guardian http://www.ippr.org/files/publications/pdf/whos-breadwinning-in-europe-oct2015.pdf?noredirect=1   Added 25th October 2015

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Women’s Equality Party: What about Financial Hardship experienced by so many? asks MAHM

Women’s Equality Party – middle class women’s campaigning group – or not? asks MAHM International Business Times article entitled ‘Sandi Toksvig’s Women’s Equality Party is a middle-class ladies’ campaign group doomed to fail’   Click on link above  October 21st 2015  

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Women’s Equality Party: Less WEP, more WEEP for Mothers and Children, says Vanessa Olorenshaw

Less WEP, more WEEP for the Mothers and Children 22nd October 2015 Huffington Post More reading: http://renegadefeminist.com/politics/an-open-letter-to-the-womens-equality-party/  Send your comments and views to MAHM and we’ll publish a selection on our website.  Thank you.  Email:   infoATmothersathomematter.co.uk  

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Nadiyah Hussain enjoys her new found status as role model for young mothers

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/great-british-bake-off/11939407/How-Bake-Off-winner-Nadiyah-lost-three-stone-by-drinking-four-litres-of-water-a-day.html  A lovely lady – and great to see she’s standing up for motherhood and family life.   

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Ex Tory voter breaks down on Question Time over tax credit cuts

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11935413/Ex-Tory-voter-breaks-down-on-Question-Time-over-tax-credit-cuts.html 16th October 2015 MAHM comment:   When will the Conservative Government realise that budgets are squeezed to the limit already?   In the UK care responsibilities are still not taken into account in taxation and austerity is biting hard.  It’s a toxic combination of unfair family taxation,  high cost of living and accommodation, low […]

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A feminism where ‘lean in’ means leaning on others

A feminism where ‘lean in’ means leaning on others  Click on link above  The Stone features the writing of contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless. The series moderator is Simon Critchley. He teaches philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York. To contact the editors of The […]

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67% of tax credit recipients will be made worse off by Osborne’s reforms

http://blogs.new.spectator.co.uk/2015/10/exclusive-67pc-of-working-tax-credit-recipients-will-be-made-worse-off-by-osbornes-reforms/ One analysis talks about the high marginal tax rates on poorest families if tax credit cuts go ahead in planned format October 2015

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Several studies have now shown the dangers of daycare

http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/tasha-kheiriddin-several-studies-have-now-shown-the-dangers-of-daycare National Post, Canada  Sept 2015 Send your comments to MAHM and tell us about your experiences.  Or write to our PO Box address.   Thank you.    

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