Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Equalities Minister, responding to Nick Clegg’s speech today, said:
“Of course, its important parents are supported so they can balance work and family life. That’s why Labour increased and extended maternity leave, introduced time off for dads and gave parents the right to request flexible working – all of which were popular.
“But Nick Clegg’s attempt to pretend this is a family friendly Government too, is a sham. David Cameron has already slammed extending paternity leave as ‘political correctness.’ And they are cutting £1,200 from families with babies.
“How can this Tory-led Government say it’s supporting families if they’re making mums and kids pay more than the banks?”