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
David Cameron: I have no plans to cut child benefit
Devastating impact of cuts on disabled people Guardian article 30th April 2015 In this pre-election period we hear a lot about supporting people into paid employment but far less about supporting people with additional needs or care responsibilities. According to the article: ” The UN is said to be conducting a confidential inquiry into “grave or […]
Children are the losers in this bidding war with Labour ‘Children are the losers in this bidding war with Labour” says Jill Kirby, writing for Conservative Home. She asks: ”So why does the Prime Minister think that it would be a good idea to put pre-school children in daycare for 30 hours a week, at […]
Leaked Tory plans to cap child benefit has whiff of eugenics about them Click on link above for Guardian article, but David Cameron DENIES that he’ll cut CB any further (already cut last year with larger families particularly badly affected when breadwinner on £60k while families on up to £100k joint income keep all their child […]
How the Tories dehumanise low paid families – or should I say ‘benefit units’? by Zoe Williams writing in the Guardian Forcing people to work longer and longer hours to make up for low pay rates and without factoring in care responsibilities is removing their dignity. Reminds us of a project at Oxford University exploring […]
This Political and Media Childcare Consensus is Burying the Voice of Parents and Annihilating the Needs of Children from Debate – and It Is Entirely Undemocratic by Vanessa Olorenshaw writing for Huff Post 27th April 2015
Back in 2015 Mothers at Home Matter created their own MAHMifesto in response to the general election being held. With another election just around the corner we as an organisation still stand by it’s contents. Please see the link below to read in full. MAHMifesto_2015_April_24th.pdf Mothers at Home Matter have drafted an alternative MAHMifesto in […]
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/14/david-cameron-promises-to-double-free-childcare-and-revive-right-to-buy April 15th 2015 – Election Manifesto from Conservative party Politicians on all sides of the political spectrum purport to support ‘family’ – but it’s simply not true. They offer very little to support parental care and family life in their manifestos. Care responsibilities are barely acknowledged beyond the fanfare of shared parental leave […]
Are today’s women in a worse position than their mothers were? Telegraph 12 April 2015 Mothers at Home Matter get a mention, talking about time spent caring for family.
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/apr/03/shared-parental-leave-rules-come-into-force-uk-employers Guardian article on shared parental leave 3rd April 2015