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Kathy Gyngell: One earner married families under siege

How has a government that committed to making Britain the most family friendly country in Europe ended up with tax system that's driving the...

Chris McGovern: Why does China thrash us at maths? They teach their kids to count

Education minister, Liz Truss, has recently flown off to Shanghai in search of a mathematical 'philosopher's stone'. She wants to discover how Chinese pupils score...

Laura Perrins: Lib Dems – baby snatchers

Gather ‘round all ye who hunger and thirst for tomorrow’s news today and listen to the wise words of the prophetic one. For I,...

Sharon James: Hooray for the hundred pound wedding dress

Christmas wish lists have recently been featuring a new request. More children are asking for ‘a daddy’. This is unsurprising. The sheer scale of...

Jill Kirby: Female quotas on BBC quiz panels? You’re having a laugh

Was there ever a better example of the absurdity of quotas for women than the BBC's recent pledge to end men-only comedy panels? Do...

Chris McGovern: Mediocre teacher training worse than no training at all

According to a report in the Sunday Times schools are offering maths and science teachers 'golden hellos' of up to £20,000 and six figure salaries...

Philippa Taylor: The rights culture is a selfish dead end

Current debates about reproductive issues are an ethical minefield. Discussion about whether to create ‘three parent embryos’ is the latest in a long list...

Nick Wood: Time for Osborne to count the cost of social liberalism

More than a decade ago, when we were working for William Hague, I remember George Osborne summarising his political philosophy for the benefit of...

Laura Perrins: House of Cards – power trumps feminism in the White House

Frank Underwood advocates ‘ruthless pragmatism’ in clawing his way to the Oval Office. The only character who is even more ruthless is his wife,...

Geoff Dench: Young women put families before careers

The Hera Trust in a report What Women Want 2011 based on data from British Social Attitudes surveys, found that British women had moved...

Ruth Lea: There’s more to women than boosting GDP

There is little doubt that women are making progress in the workforce. The ONS’s latest “Labour Market Statistics” showed that in 2013Q4 67.2% of women aged...

Harry Benson: Ministers must wake up to the wonders of marriage

For better, for worse, government is deeply involved in family life. Marriage and divorce are regulated. Children are protected. Lone parents are supported. But if...

Kathy Gyngell: Britain’s land girls refuse to dance to the BBC’s gender equality tune

Laughing is not normally what I do at 5.30am. But I did yesterday – at BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today - a programme I...

Jill Kirby: No, Home Secretary, Clare’s Law will not save women’s lives

Here we go again. The government is so desperate to improve its feminist credentials that the Home Office is implementing a scheme first conceived...

Laura Perrins: Feminists – they just don’t get it

What is it about the feminists who are in the public sphere who shape policy when it comes to mothers who care at home?...

Sharon James: Politicians break the bonds of family love

Women today in the UK enjoy freedoms and opportunities our grandmothers would never have dreamed of. International Women's Day is a chance to celebrate this,...

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