Why do children in Britain always bear the brunt of Tory cuts? | Polly Toynbee

9/24/2021 12:20:00 PM

Why do children in Britain always bear the brunt of Tory cuts? | Polly Toynbee

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Why do children in Britain always bear the brunt of Tory cuts? | Polly Toynbee

With such a cold and unfeeling government, it’s little wonder our birthrate is falling, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

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The this week called for a strategy to overcome child poverty: that’s whistling in the wind in the face of the oncoming hurricane of that £20-a-week universal credit cut. This is the backdrop to a falling birthrate. Every “Let’s touch base” and “Just circling back” speaks to a wider work-speak phenomenon filled with jargon, empty phrases and passive aggression. The Social Market Foundation calls for pro-natalist policies to boost a birthrate that is down to 1. He also made sure he met with a therapist before becoming a father to ensure he was in the best state of mind for his child.58 in England and Wales, when level-pegging replacement requires 2. You may also like Banning emails outside of work hours might actually trigger burnout CNBC’s Brooke Sassman shared the post on Twitter, writing: The next time you’re tempted to start a message with “per my last email…” don’t! The guide demonstrates how to turn common phrasing like “For future reference” into the much more acceptable “In case it’s helpful”.1 babies per woman. Then she had a second kid, and her kids became all she talked about.

Malthusians might celebrate, along with some environmentalists and de-growthers, while economists worry. You may also like 'I’m experiencing sex discrimination at work and my boss won't help. He detailed how he would get close to someone and they would leave his life, which caused elements of damage. My own strong view is women should have the children they want, no more, no fewer. The emotional question is what becomes of a society that deliberately neglects its children, leaving them the leftovers? Birthrates do reflect policy. “I am not dancing around my words to save people’s perception of me,” stated another. No wonder they rose in Labour years, with the first free nurseries, children’s centres everywhere, child tax credits, new maternity and paternity rights – and a million fewer poor children .. A good society warmly welcomes the birth of babies. Why should we have to police our tone in any way to get our jobs done? As another Twitter user shared: “ Women already regularly undermine ourselves in professional settings by doing exactly this: striking an apologetic tone, softening our language, not being assertive. “For example, if someone says something about baseball, she’ll say ‘Oh I've been wanting to take little Tommy to a game but I'm not sure if he'd make it through the whole thing.

With an ageing population and fewer babies born, the electoral power of young people grows ever weaker. A depressing IFS report published yesterday on attitudes to inequality finds large numbers believe the UK is a meritocracy where rich and poor deserve their lot, resisting redistribution. But this actually proves that it’s more appropriate to send a “friendly reminder” when what you really mean is “let me tell you again in case you didn’t listen the first time”. Those complaining that Labour is too cautious, remember Blair and Brown won by promising little and doing much in power: it seems the only way around these hostile, child-unfriendly attitudes. Polly Toynbee is a Guardian columnist Topics . You may also like Careers advice: how to be more assertive at work Assertiveness in women is almost always perceived negatively, particularly in professional spheres.