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March 21, 2013

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Peter Krieg

Nick Clegg to full time mum. "Now then dearie, stay at home and don't meddle in politics, theres a reason we donlt have too many of your kind in the Super Wonderful Democratic Party of Liberals. Don;t get wound up dearie, go and read one of those newspapers we have just made sure tell you all about how wonderful we, Labour and the EU are, and hopw evil those nasty nasty Tories were, even though at the time we made the newspapers tell the truth and nothing but about us, Labour and the EU and the danger of climate change caused by your cars and holidays and not our shindigs and jaunts, we planted trees dontcha know , those nasty Tories were actually lead by one of us,how clever are we"

robertnow

Nick Clegg the hypocrite atheist is sending his son to a Catholic school.
How did he manage to get his son into the Brompton Oratory School when there were 800 applicants for 120 places?
Clegg and the Liberal Democrats never cease to amaze me with their double standards - a bunch of hypocritical people who exempt themselves from the policies they try to impose on the rest of us.

PhilKean1

But Nick, Dave and George ARE giving encouragement to stay-at-home mums

They are encouraging them to go out and earn the money they will need to compensate for the loss of income suffered due to this Coalition's policy of increasing taxes (stripping their child tax break) on their already high taxpaying husbands.

Their husbands were just about managing to support their stay-at-home wives, their children, and paying all the household bills, all the while paying high taxes and taking NOTHING from the state. A model of the traditional, responsible, self-reliant family that looks to do the best for their kids.

Then Dave, Nick and George came along and decided that they wanted to mess all that up.
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Victor Southern

For once I will support Clegg.

Why pick on Clegg for such a matter? It is working mothers who need to put their children into childcare. That costs them money which is taxed before they get it. The new concession reduces that tax. The stay at home mum is not earning money to be taxed in the first place. Therefore she is not being penalised in any way.

It is exactly like the civil servants living in, say. Blackpool who maintain that giving those who work in [much more expensive] Manchester an extra allowance somehow penalises them. How exactly? London Weighting has been around for about 90 years and never caused unions to manoeuvre.

Simon Jones

I heard the phone in and the two other topics raised were press censorship and secret courts, both of which Clegg defended. To me it summed up the state in which this country finds itself when such things are even being discussed, never mind being passed into law by the institutionally corrupt political class. At this rate the full time mum will find herself on trial in one of the secret courts for daring to question the actions of the politicians and the newspapers will be banned from reporting the case. The politicians should be collectively ashamed of themselves.

Malcolm Dunn

The new pension arrangements will be much better for women who've taken a career break. To be fair to Clegg it's not all one way .

Frank Furter

On the matter of Clegg's child going to a Catholic school, is it not the case that his wife is a devout catholic and that the children have been raised has catholics? Furthermore, I always understood that the Catholic church requires catholics marrying non catholics to bring up their children in the faith. If I am correct, it seems a bit harsh to accuse him of hypocrisy.

James J

Working mothers do not assist the proportionate outcomes that is almost a religious belief among the Trendy Tendency.
The Blank Slate theory of the non-existence of human nature requires half of all jobs ,at all levels ,to be held by women.Policies that do not promote that are not acceptable to people like Clegg.

Grimmy74uk

This is probably a politically incorrect view, but if wages were higher and houses cheaper, we wouldn't need to be giving tax breaks for childcare, because mums would be able to afford to do the job.

I'll bet for every stay at home mum that wants to work, there are half a dozen working mums who wish they could afford to stay at home.

Helen

Don't have children unless you can afford to. This woman isn't doing a "worthless job": she isn't doing a job at all. She is sitting at home and expecting other people who do work to pay for her life choices. If there is money to be given out (there isn't), it should be given to women who work, not to women who won't work.

Allan

"Don't have children unless you can afford to. This woman isn't doing a "worthless job": she isn't doing a job at all. She is sitting at home and expecting other people who do work to pay for her life choices. If there is money to be given out (there isn't), it should be given to women who work, not to women who won't work."

Which would have been an awesome reply from NC - in essence saying, "Yep, in HMGs view you are in fact a worthless drain - you consume but don't pay taxes....."

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