Sarah Boulton-Jones: Why I care at home

I am a married mother of two girls, aged one and three and half years old. I resigned from my job as a city lawyer when I had my first daughter. I worked long...

Chris McGovern: Ofsted inspectors have been the ‘enforcers’ of fashionable but failed educational ideology

Ofsted is back in the news. The organisation of school inspections is to be overhauled. Schools that are judged to be ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ (currently 78 per cent of schools) will receive shorter but more...

Caroline Farrow: Cherie Blair’s notion of female empowerment is sickening

In October 2013, I had the privilege of being selected as a participant in the BBC’s 100 women series, along with Laura Perrins, one of the founders of this site. We sat and listened to...

Katherine Brown: Chancellor’s tax cuts on booze encourage excessive drinking

This week’s budget announcement saw Chancellor George Osborne turn his back on Britain’s public services that are struggling to cope with the burden alcohol poses; on our communities plagued by alcohol related crime and...

Matt Walsh: Young girls put at health risk by social media cancer storm

The uninformed and more often than not misinformed nature of social media and the dangers this poses to society must not be underestimated. While social media platforms have changed the way that campaigning takes place...
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Tania Sullivan: Family life pays the price of having it all

For decades now women have been told they can have it all. The feminist movement told us how we no longer had to be restricted to the confines of our homes and families. There...

Chris McGovern: A strike for better teaching. These kids have a point

This is a confusing time to be a parent with children at school. What are they to make of the latest headline? A 14 year-old pupil has led a child ‘walk out’ in protest at...

Jill Kirby: George’s goodies prove small beer alongside our debt-ridden, bloated state

“We forget how far from reality we still are.” Thus the Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Paul Johnson closed his remarks to the BBC panel on the Budget. And that just about...

Nick Wood: Another pounding for the traditional family. Will the Tories have any voters...

Keep the champagne on ice, especially if you are one of many middle class families with a lone breadwinner on around £60,000 a year. Under a Conservative government, you have already lost £1,750 a year...

Alex Wild: Tax-free childcare or childcare benefit?

The Government has repeatedly (and correctly) brought up the disingenuous labelling of some of their benefits reforms. What has become popularly known as the “Bedroom Tax” is clearly not a tax, but a reduction in...