CPS Research Fellow Kathy Gyngell continues her blog series for the Daily Mail’s Right Minds with a look at Labour policy on childcare.
“It doesn’t seem long ago that it was the Conservatives worrying about what their big idea should be. The credit crunch relieved them of that. You might have thought that Labour would be grateful for the fact that they don’t exactly need one. The Coalition’s failure to stem debt and to catalyse growth should be enough for any opposition to capitalise on. Manna indeed from heaven; but apparently it is not.
So it’s back to the future for Labour. Once again it plans to put childcare and ‘equality’ at the heart of its manifesto. Two of its honorary feminists, Liam Byrne and Stephen Twigg, announced that early childcare is to be a priority for the next election. As if it hadn’t been before.”
To read the full article, visit Kathy’s blog at Mail Right Minds.
Date Added: Wednesday 22nd February 2012