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.

Scientific proof, says Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2296567/Scientific-proof-stay-home-mothers-benefit-children-So-coalition-Budget-tax-break-working-mothers.html The message is clear  – mothers who go out to the workplace are valued more than those who do not. WATCh’s (What About the Children?) work with experts in child development  highlights the potential dangers of over-reliance on nursery care for under-threes and shows a baby’s brain grows new structures in response to the […]

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Social Engineering

http://www.cityam.com/article/cyprus-shows-world-just-how-rotten-eurozone-really Scroll down to the second commentary – the one after the article about Cyprus…  

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What’s the Chancellor’s policy on one-earner families?

http://conservativehome.blogs.com/thetorydiary/2013/03/whats-the-chancellors-policy-towards-one-earner-families.html

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This govt won’t stand up for mothers looking after children

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/cristinaodone/100208045/someone-needs-to-stand-up-for-stay-at-home-mums-because-this-government-clearly-wont/

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Good parenting can’t be measured

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-politics/9943272/Good-parenting-cant-be-measured-in-GDP.html Such a thought -provoking article from Allison Pearson. If you’d like to respond to a particular article please send your comments to [email protected]  and we’ll print a selection of your comments here  (anonymously if you prefer).  Be sure to make it clear what article you’re referring to.  

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One-earner families are now under siege

http://www.cps.org.uk/blog/q/date/2013/03/20/budget-2013-one-earner-families-are-now-under-siege/

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Mothers at home penalised

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2296048/An-insult-stay-home-mothers-Backlash-grows-Budget-plan-penalise-mothers-dont-work.html#comments

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Cameron slur on stay at home mothers

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9941492/David-Camerons-slur-on-stay-at-home-mothers.html Quote from above article: ‘It is completely incongruous for the Government to be paying £1,200 per child for families on joint incomes of £300,000 yet taking away child benefit from single earner couples on £50,000…..Mothers who stay at home are hard working -the difference is we don’t get paid.  The Government doesn’t seem to […]

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Why should stay at home mums or dads get zero assistance?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9940572/The-child-care-plan-drawn-up-on-a-Notting-Hill-napkin.html The poll at the bottom of the page online asks this: Do working mothers need more state support than stay-at-home mums? *Yes, they are trying to do two jobs at once OR  *No,  this is divisive – all mothers work hard.     65 percent vote NO so far.

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The case for Transferable Tax Allowances

http://www.care.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/The-Case-for-Transferable-Allowances-The-Fiscal-Fairness-Perspective_14-March.pdf

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