What if some of the SNP’s 56 MPs were just a bit rubbish?

WHEN a relationship comes to a end, it’s tempting to focus on the positives. Maybe they really meant it when they said “it’s not you – it’s me.” Maybe it honestly was the case that “the timing just wasn’t right.” Anything to avoid the horrible possibility that you blew it or, worse still, they justContinue reading “What if some of the SNP’s 56 MPs were just a bit rubbish?”

No baby should be declared undeserving of support

PARENTS who were this week expecting their third patter of tiny feet must surely have had one eye on the clock as their puffed their way through the contractions. As if the occasion wasn’t momentous enough already, there was an added cash-prize twist. Think Deal or No Deal but with George Osborne instead of NoelContinue reading “No baby should be declared undeserving of support”

It can’t be right that abuse victims pay a child support tax – but what’s a fair solution?

THE doubts and fears associated with leaving an abusive relationship could fill this whole page. Where can I stay? Will I be safe? What belongings can I take with me? Who can I trust to tell? Where children are involved, the anguish and uncertainty – as well as the urgency – is compounded. It’s probablyContinue reading “It can’t be right that abuse victims pay a child support tax – but what’s a fair solution?”