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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 AvatarStephen Hesketh 30th Nov - 1:07pm
    Agree with David Evans29th Nov '15 - 11:19pm and paul barker30th Nov '15 - 12:36pm. One of the questions and its yes/no answer was especially...
  • User Avatarpaul barker 30th Nov - 12:36pm
    Have now donr the survey but felt that some of the questions were confusing so am unsure how clear the results will be.
  • User AvatarMatt (Bristol) 30th Nov - 12:34pm
    There are too many men on this thread for me to feel genuinely comfortable continuing to opionate, but it worries me that there is too...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 30th Nov - 12:31pm
    @ Mick Taylor : Completely agree. The voice of sanity.
  • User AvatarThomas Shakespeare 30th Nov - 12:17pm
    @expats I don't agree. The real risk in forming a minority government was a new election being callled if we tried to block significant legislation....
  • User AvatarGP Purnell 30th Nov - 12:13pm
    @ Jedi - AIUI Labour moved tampons DOWN from the main rate of VAT (now 20% thanks to the Coalition, but lower then) to the...