I am adopting a slightly different approach to this months round-up and taking a closer look at the BiBs shortlist in the commentary category. Politics can mean many things beyond simply the activity of those in parliament, and the thing that binds all of the nominees in this category together is a desire to improve [...]
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Margaret Thatcher’s legacy is being hotly debated in the wake of her death. Some people are singing her praises, others are singing Ding dong the witch is dead. We’ll be talking for some time about how she transformed the UK. Part of that analysis already is not political but personal: How successful was she as [...]
Morning. Or Afternoon. Evening even, if that is more relevant to you. It has been quite the month in the political world, so I won’t dally, but dive straight in. Lets tackle the biggie first. Baroness Thatcher died this week. A momentous event that has seen her as divisive in death as she was in [...]
It was International Women’s Day last Friday and lots of bloggers wrote posts in celebration of all things womanly. The ever lovely Lulastic hosted a link up which is brimming with inspiring posts, and her own letter to her great grand-daughter is both heart-warming and hopeful for the future of women. And the following also utilised [...]
Last month I blogged about paternity leave. To my amazement my blog came to the attention of the Department of Business Innovation and Skills and I was asked if I’d host a live twitter Q&A with the Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson. It seemed like a great opportunity and I happily accepted. The Q&A took [...]
Sadly the past few weeks saw a re-eruption of violence in the ongoing Israeli – Palestinian conflict. Dorky Mum makes an informed and impassioned plea for us to talk about Gaza. And Not My Year Off considers the effects of the ongoing blockade of Palestine. Huge companies avoiding tax has been a big story this month and [...]
Legislation announced today would give new mothers the opportunity to return to work after two weeks and share the rest of their leave with their partner. You can read all about it here: Flexible parental leave to give mothers ‘real choice’ over work-life balance. The idea is to give new mothers as much flexibility as possible, including: [...]
I am writing this on the 5th of November, the day we celebrate Fireworks Night- now I am never certain whether we are celebrating that someone tried to blow up parliament, or rejoicing that he failed- I guess it depends on how you feel about politicians. Someone who might be in the ‘Go Guy Fawkes’ camp [...]
When I walked into the woman’s house, made of branches, mud and straw, I was surprised to look to my right just inside the door and see three sheep. They were standing placidly, divided from the rest of the front room by a sheet of plastic held in place by wooden posts. On the other [...]
Lisa Pearson, aka “The Mummy Whisperer” is an author, blogger and coach who believes it is important that Mums enjoy being a Mum, because a happy mum means a happy family. In this guest post she campaigns for a fellow blogger and a better budgeting system. I don’t agree with people getting ‘something for nothing’. [...]
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