Why does the leftist think-tank, the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), hate mothers?
Sure, they will not see themselves as a bunch of mother-hating motherists. They, no doubt, see themselves as mother supporters – they want to ‘help more mothers return to work’. But this is my point. The IPPR is only interested in mothers if they are away from their children working outside the home. It has no interest in them if they are doing any actual mothering.
The IPPR has proposed pouring even more taxpayers’ money (at least £1 billion) into the childcare industry. This think-tank is essentially a Labour front – it just publishes lots of reports that Labour amazingly alway supports.
In addition to being a Labour mouthpiece, the IPPR have a hotline to the BBC’s Woman’s Hour. Barely a month goes by that it or a supporter are not on Woman’s Hour trotting out the usual nonsense completely unchallenged about why we should have more mothers back to work as soon as possible.
In fact I am getting worried about Woman’s Hour because it has been a week, a whole week I tell you, since they have covered the issue of “childcare.” Perhaps one of their researchers has come down with something?
I very, very rarely listen to Woman’s Hour but I did listen to this via iPlayer. In this piece Ms Lucy Powell MP called for an expansion of taxpayer funded childcare. Her many assertions went completely unchallenged by uber-feminist presenter Jane Garvey because that would mean that Radio Four and Woman’s Hour were not just a mouthpiece for the liberal Left and in fact challenged the views given. But no, it was the usual guff.
Ms Powell MP told us it was ‘good for society’ if more mums went back to work (we are talking pre-schoolers here including two-year-olds). This will further encourage mothers to ‘swiftly deposit’ sick, listless children in nursery for the sake of one’s career.
Reality check. No, it is not good for society to separate mothers from the young children, as most of the evidence I have cited many times before tells us. Of course, if you “want to bring back socialism” and think the State makes a better mother than mother herself, then of course you will think this is good for society. The progressives have always wanted the children.
There was a very funny part in the propaganda broadcast when Ms Powell said: “We do not agree with everything in the (IPPR) report”. Oh, really Ms Powell? Tell us, which part of the IPPR/Labour report do you not agree with it? Was she pushed on this? No. Of course not – that would make it an interview and not an aforementioned propaganda broadcast.
Truly, Labour, the IPPR and Woman’s Hour are in an unholy alliance to change the cultural norm of having mothers look after their infants and pre-schoolers to having the State care for them instead. They would make any communist proud.
So let’s sum up once again why this is a rubbish idea:
- Separating mothers from their under-threes, especially, is emotionally damaging.
- Under threes rarely benefit from groups care.
- The State will not re-coup the expense in tax-funds as many mothers who work will not be earning enough to pay tax.
- It may not even reduce childcare costs, but de-regulating the market could.
So should we expect any push-back from the Conservative Party, the so-called party of the family? Do not bet on it. In fact this wretched IPPR report will no doubt kick start an odious Dutch auction as to which party can pour the greatest amount of taxpayers’ money into separating mothers from their children.
The Conservative Party will never recognise the expense involved in caring for your child at home, namely, sacrificing an entire salary. Just watch them fall over themselves like a pack of clapped out old hookers to see how much more money they can ‘give’ families to ‘help’ them with their childcare costs.
They could of course, just cut taxes – that would help all families, and would be conservative. But then the Conservative Party are not conservative – they are just “socialist lite”