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Inflexible and stressful work harming families, says Nick Clegg - do you agree and if so what should be done about it?

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KatieMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 16-Jan-11 23:10:51

The government says it wants to do more for hard-pressed working families, and is launching a report on maternity, paternity, employment and community involvement

Whaddya think?

WilfShelf Sun 16-Jan-11 23:14:26

Hahaha, a Clegg promise. Worth the single ply it is written on I imagine.

ThatVikRinA22 Sun 16-Jan-11 23:17:22

you really dont want to know what i think...but for starters he is a lying fuckwit...

BluddyMoFo Sun 16-Jan-11 23:18:04

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auntyfash Sun 16-Jan-11 23:20:04

Nick Clegg has promised... Hahahaha! Yeah right. NEXT!

TmiEdward Sun 16-Jan-11 23:20:39

I think he's wasting his breath and our time.

This government is out to screw women and working families for everything.
A "report" will do jack-shit. And you can quote me on that.

onimolap Sun 16-Jan-11 23:21:31

Anyone remember "Yes Minister". Launching a study was a classic Sir Humphrey way of avoiding action.

MrsShrekTheThird Sun 16-Jan-11 23:22:18

<<rolls eyes>>
(btw, can't you get an eye-rolling emoticon)wink

ChaosTrulyReigns Sun 16-Jan-11 23:22:52

Aww Katie it's late on Sunday.

Get some sleep dewdrop, this thread will be full tomorrow!

But kudos for dedication to duty.


edam Sun 16-Jan-11 23:27:43

Well, he could go back to his government's budget, the one that hit women, children and the disabled hardest of all, and try to explain why they didn't bother complying with the law and carrying out a gender equality impact assessment.

That'd be a start.

LowLevelWhiiingeing Sun 16-Jan-11 23:27:44

aye, riiiiiiiiight.

MissQue Sun 16-Jan-11 23:31:58

He's a fucking joke, just a lapdog being used by the tories to gain power.

longfingernails Sun 16-Jan-11 23:32:28

Yet more cost to business. When are they going to realise that we might have survived the economic heart attack Labour left us, but we are still in a very fragile recovery phase?

Anything which makes us less competitive to business - even marginally - should be put off until Labour's mess has been cleaned up. We are Britain, not France.

COCKadoodledooo Sun 16-Jan-11 23:35:03

I think it'll come to nowt, same as everything else he says.

4andnotout Sun 16-Jan-11 23:41:45

Nick Clegg?

The one who has about as much power and influence as my two year old?

That's reassuring then.

StartingAfresh Sun 16-Jan-11 23:50:02

ooooooooh, he's launching a report.....wowy.

Here this Nick Clegg - report launches don't equal outcomes for families!!!!!!

HerBeatitude Sun 16-Jan-11 23:57:14

You lost me at "Nick Clegg has promised"

solo Mon 17-Jan-11 00:18:36

angry Click that was me switching off.

YeahBut Mon 17-Jan-11 00:35:27

Did he have his fingers crossed behind his back at the time?

kayah Mon 17-Jan-11 00:45:51

is he trying to win the next election on this?

pastapestofor6 Mon 17-Jan-11 03:59:15

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gorionine Mon 17-Jan-11 06:21:22

I heard that one yesterday (you probably all heard it already but stillsmile. "Why did Nick Clegg cross the road?...

...Because he said he would'nt!"

sums it all for me!

LoveBeingADaddysGirl Mon 17-Jan-11 06:27:06

Isn't this a bit of an oxymoron? Clegg is concerned about working parents, their high working hours and the stress they are under and yet continues to be part of adding tobthe stress, worry, long working hours that they have to endure to keep a roof over their heads.

He has sold his soul to dave the devil. I hope he is enjoying life as dep pm, he will never be in that office again.

Bucharest Mon 17-Jan-11 06:40:38

Awww, I thought it was one of those threads where we had to supply the end of the sentence.

Y'know, like "Nick Clegg has promised....not to tell any more lies....."

grin@ gorionine.

Bicnod Mon 17-Jan-11 06:59:16

Erm. What do I think? That this is a bit of a spin to try and make people like Nick Clegg again.

The recommendations are all very wishy-washy and won't actually make a blind bit of difference to most working families.

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