A piece by Kate McCann, ‘senior political correspondent’ – what times we live in! – at the Telegraph, once a fine newspaper, now a feminist-compliant cat litter liner. The start of the piece:
MPs could be allowed to nominate someone to vote on their behalf [J4MB: While the MPs in question draw their full pay, presumably] after plans to help new parents were passed in the House of Commons yesterday.
In a unanimous decision [J4MB emphasis] politicians backed the idea of baby leave to ensure communities are represented when their MP has a baby or adopts a child. A committee will now draw up proposals to make it happen.
Conservative former minister Maria Miller, who chairs the Women and Equalities Committee, said: “It is 100 years on since the first woman sat in this place but it can, for many of us, still feel like we’re operating in an 18th century model of work – and that is something that really does need to change.” [J4MB: Ah yes, the 18th century model of work – when workers were expected to be present in the workplace.]
Well, Maria ‘Manatee’ Miller MP has said it “really does need to change”, and so it must, so female MPs popping out sprogs don’t have to bother with silly things like being in the House of Commons when votes are counted.