My brain has kind of filed this kind of mum discussion next to tirades ending in ‘won’t someone think of the children?’ These are stored next to the dull annoyance I feel every time I see “That’s why mum’s go to Iceland”. Unfair? Yes. Obviously we should be thinking of both mums and children and families. However as a single, childless woman it often seems I count for nothing.
Let’s save that point for another time.
Instead let’s focus on the crazed short-sightedness of Gove and Cameron. Gove’s claims that the unions, “want mothers to give up a day's work or pay for expensive childcare” is beyond bizarre.