The relationship status thing has to go

Am not having it. I can prove the gender pay gap. I can prove what motherhood does to your career prospects from national newspapers to your local school. The shape of British families is changing, get over it. Politicians have sod all business ba…

Am not entirely sure what one is supposed to say about this.

I don’t know. I will stick with hoping that if I ever found myself in a position where I had to defend my children that way, I would show the same courage. I am sorry for her children, who have been left without a mother. As for the rest of this a…

Policy based evidence making

Our last Labour government became known for something described as ‘policy based evidence making’. For those of us in the public sector, this meant ignoring the evidence building about services, ignoring professional knowledge, and knowing that an…