About Stella Creasy and her maternity leave demands. Which ended up as this:
MPs AND MATERNITY
Sir, Stella Creasy, MP, is arguing for more, greater or at least different maternity rights for MPs. Alice Thomson suggests (“MPs deserve maternity rights like rest of us”, Jun 19) that these should be “the maternity rights that women in every other walk of life take for granted”.
This is not what should be done — general maternity rights already include returning to your job at the end of the leave. And if there is an election during such a period the insistence cannot be that the seat should not be fought (akin to not challenging the Speaker). Perhaps this will be suggested, but that would be moving from rights to maternity privilege.
Senior fellow, Adam Smith Institute