Clegg aims to re-balance parental responsibility

Nick Clegg today vowed to end the tradition that sees mothers do the lion’s share of looking after children by giving fathers the right to far more flexible leave.

The Deputy Prime Minister attacked the ‘measly’ two weeks he was given when his third son was born as he gave a major speech on the family. And he insisted the whole premise that mothers will be the main carers should be destroyed in what amounts to a revolution of parents’ rights. A new Childhood and Families Ministerial Task Force will look at the best way to re-balance the family set-up.

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