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Jenny Willott writes… How Lib Dems are giving families choice through shared parental leave and flexible working

Parents and child - Some rights reserved by Ed YourtonAs a mother with two small children myself, I know how hard it can be to balance work and family life. And as a Lib Dem, I firmly believe in equal opportunities for all and tackling discrimination, whatever form it takes.

So I am really excited that with Lib Dems in Government, we are shaking up the status quo to make it easier for parents with young children to arrange their work/life balance however best suits them.

We need to challenge the old-fashioned …

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Nick Clegg: Parents can share the joys and responsibilities of bringing children into the world

Nick Clegg went on Woman’s Hour yesterday after announcing the Coalition’s plans to allow parents to choose which of them takes leave when they have a new baby.

He talked to Jane Garvey about the plans for around 20 minutes, fielding some pretty robust questions, including whether men or women actually wanted this change. He was quite firm that it wasn’t for the government to say that women should take time off and men should work when a baby was born.

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  • User AvatarPaul Walter 29th May - 4:22pm
    You missed Panorama, Tomorrow's Food, Watchdog and Antiques Roadshow, Glenn. Why so coy? And The Apprentice was created by Mark Burnett, not Donald Trump.
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    Glenn " Why do they have to pay twice if to watch something on say Sky even if they can afford it?" 96% of people...
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    Also interesting how this summary doesn't mention the (largely false) attack piece on Liberal Youth