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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

Anne Fennell of Mothers at Home Matter: We do not value unpaid care

“Families where two parents work are far more deserving of State support for the care of their children than families where one parent cares...

Kristian Niemietz: Not another childcare subsidy – how about deregulating childcare instead?

Childcare policy used to be a very simple issue. Classical liberals, and many conservatives, used to argue that if parents with young children wanted...

Harry Benson: The marriage tax break could still make a difference

The government’s proposed introduction of a tax relief for married couples ought to be welcome news. It’s the first clear policy in support of...

James Bartholomew: Why do people talk more about ‘poverty’ now that there is so much less of it?

Edited extract from The Welfare State We're In by James Bartholomew (Biteback 2014 £14.99) Here is a puzzle. In the Middle Ages there was terrible...

Tim Loughton MP: The playing field for families just got a little bumpier

One of the great driving forces behind this Government has been a determination to attack inequality and close gaps. The pupil premium is helping to...

Philippa Taylor: Christianity is the love that dare not speak its name

In a speech to the House of Commons last week Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court, warned that Britain could become  less diverse rather...

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