Harry Benson: Common law marriage is a myth – women please note

Common law marriage is a subject dear to my heart. I have a family friend who has been royally stuffed because of it. Let’s call her Jane and her partner John. Both Jane and John...

Laura Perrins: More needed than new sex ASBOs to protect children

On March 13th with barely a mention in the press revamped sex ASBOs became law. There are now two new civil orders: the sexual harm prevention order and the sexual risk order. Notably a...

Sally Goddard Blythe: Policy makers must put infants’ needs first

The new £2000 tax payment towards child care will be a welcome drop in the ocean for parents struggling to work against mounting child care costs in a society in which it is increasingly...
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Laura Perrins: George Osborne read my lips – we want to care for our...

What is it about George Osborne et al? What is it they just do not get about care at home mums? Many mums who care for their children themselves do so because they want...

Madeleine Teahan: Assisted suicide will place carers and vulnerable people under impossible strain

Lord Falconer’s assisted suicide bill is likely to reach the House of Lords before the summer recess following a highly emotive media campaign. The fictional character of Hayley Cropper from Coronation Street is the...

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...