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.
In the Papers
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 […]
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.
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
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
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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
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.