CPA intend to address the issue of marriage breakdown which is costing the nation about 48billion per year and child care costs are included in this figure. We want the tax threshold to be transferable from husband to wife to make it financially viable for one parent to stay home with the children. Continue reading Maureen Martin -virtual hustings
Whilst both Labour and the Liberal Democrats parties have gone further than before in prioritising women’s equality they have failed to understand the scale of the opportunity. “Last week the Women’s Equality Party hand-delivered our manifestos to all of the other major parties with an open offer to steal our bold (and costed) plans for free childcare and truly shared parental leave. WE have certainly put … Continue reading Labour & Liberal Democrat manifestos miss a trick (or two)
These are the Questions that we are putting to the candidates in the three Lewisham constituencies:
Here at WEP we like the number 7 quite a lot; we have 7 objectives, so here’s a fun and deadly serious game you can try as we have just 7 weeks before the snap General Election… (and just 2 before the Council Elections outside London):
Write to the person you are considering voting for (and even if time to the others too) and ask them to exemplify how their record stacks up with the 7 principles of public life and how they can demonstrate their active and ongoing commitment to the 7 objectives for women’s equality:
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Originally posted on justrmj:
For International Women’s Day 2017 I was invited by the University of Arts London to speak to some women students about being a woman in arts and politics. They sent me some questions in advance and I made some notes. As always happens what was said wasn’t quite the notes but here’s a few of the highlights. Q – Why do… Continue reading Why should politics care about us if we don't care about politics?
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Thanks to Pamela Ritchie for this little gem: Parliament or Government? – Episode 1 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/episode-1-parliament-or-government/id1215737817?i=1000382846791&mt=2 What Happens in Parliament? – Episode 2 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/episode-1-parliament-or-government/id1215737817?i=1000382846791&mt=2 There are four more Eps to come so maybe subscribe…. Continue reading Want to know more about how it works in Parliament?
The second session I called at #DandD12 yesterday (see prev post for details) I called this session because Tristram Hunt has resigned as an MP to take up the Directorship of the V&A. He is a noted art historian and has made a number TV programmes and led academic programmes. He has said that V&A should reinstate charges. So he himself is not necessarily the … Continue reading An Artist in Parliament?*