Our thanks to Stu for this. An excerpt:
Ms Harman, who has campaigned for longer periods of paid maternity leave in the UK, said a policy of six months’ paid leave would put MPs in line with the civil service.
The former Labour deputy leader said MPs should be able to nominate a full-time paid “maternity cover” to represent the constituency in their absence.
The obvious conclusion to be drawn from this is that we need more female MPs of child-bearing age.
Did Hattie have over-indulgent parents, who gave her whatever she wanted when she pouted and stamped her feet, as a child? Probably, and they must therefore shoulder much of the blame. At 67 Hattie’s still acting like a spoiled little brat, all too used to getting her own way. You have to feel sorry for her long-suffering husband Jack Dromey MP. Hattie didn’t campaign for an all-women shortlist when he wanted to become an MP. In his shoes (shudder!) I’d be saying with monotonous regularity:
Harriet, dear, would you like some cheese with that whine?
A blog piece from 2014, with a link to her Whiny Feminist of the Month award, is here.