Imogen Thompson, we salute you

An excellent article in today’s Daily Mail. Imogen Thompson, a stay-at-home mother of two children aged six and three, is a campaigner with Mothers at Home Matter. She robustly challenged Ed Miliband on LBC radio about stay-at-home parents (usually mothers) being penalised by the tax system. Ed Miliband’s response was predictably pathetic – he wouldn’t want to upset Harriet Harman, Yvette Cooper, or any of the other Labour harridans – so he lamely spoke of non-affordability. Perhaps if women’s ‘lifestyle option’ of becoming single mothers at the expense of long-suffering taxpayers were no longer available, affordability would cease to be an issue?
We can be very sure that if Mrs Thompson ever puts the same points to David Cameron or Nick Clegg – and we hope she will – their responses will be equally pathetic. All three of the main parties are hostile to the nuclear family, a cornerstone of a stable and civilised society.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • The nail was hit on the head with the “Islington Elite”. All three main parties seem drawn from this elite. Twin income professionals who can afford staff. Anecdotally I believe the Quota laws on Boards in France and Norway have resulted in wives, partners and “friends” of Board members being non execs. So overall the equality policies seem to mean more sealing off opportunities for anyone outside this elite. The rest of us it seems ( too thick to know what is good for us ) have to deal with reality as they live their privileged lives. As you say family breakdown has brought in it’s wake a whole parade of problems. But not for the cosy club of clones that rule us. That lady’s policy suggestion, transferrable tax alowances, is common across Europe, can be linked to children like child benefit so it doesn’t cost the exchequer too much, but benefits young families when they need all the help they can get. Of course an equal policy would alow either sex to be the one to transfer. And reinforce that both parents are equal parents.