This might surprise some. But Cleggy\’s announcement that paternity/maternity leave will be transferable, shareable.
Umm, that\’s my fault, sorry.
Me banging on for years about how maternity leave itself leads to at least a part of the gender pay gap got as reader here thinking about how that ill-effect could be ameliorated.
If young men were as likely to take paternity leave as young women were to take maternity (obviously, we\’re talking about the months and months, not the 10 days for the stitches to heal) then that influence upon hte gender pay gap would, at least in part, go away, wouldn\’t it?
And that reader suggested such at Lib Dem conference and well, so, as I say, sorry, it all started here.
All we need now is for such paternity leave to be called \”Worstall Leave\” and the Knighthood\’s in the bag, eh?