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10ClarionSt | 08:47 Fri 17th Sep 2021 | News
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One "change" that probably escaped everyone was the the return of The Minister on Leave, Suella Braverman, who was on paid leave because the Govt brought in an Act of Parliament solely for her.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/suella-braverman-replaced-as-attorney-general-as-first-cabinet-minister-to-take-paid-maternity-leave/ar-BB1ea8af

Her mate Boris didn't want her to resign, so they created the office of Minister on Leave. And now she's back! Nepotism in the extreme, I say!

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Nepotism? is she related to Boris?
no she isn't as far as i am aware....
Don't quite get this, wasn't she entitled to paid maternity leave anyway?
This is a ridiculous post

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/braverman-reappointed-attorney-general-following-maternity-leave/5109779.article

Not being a fan of the govt, but I think it was well done to the PM for doing this.
She is now back in her post: that is normally what happens with maternity leave.
She's either the very best person in the world for the job and is completely irreplaceable or she has dirt on somebody very senior.

Now, given that nobody is irreplaceable...
She was pregnant ...

In most other jobs she'd be able to take leave. Why not as a minister?
Because it was the law until it was changed for her benefit.

It's in the article.

I now add the possibility of the hand of Carrie to the mix.
It wasn't just changed for her benefit.
As the link explains, the money previously wasn't available to finance a minister on leave.
As the Act applies to any future Minister or Shadow Minister needing to take maternity leave, it is not specific only to one woman.
She was the first caninet minister ever to fall pregnant.
You can regard it as changing the law to suit the privileged few, or giving equal rights at work to caninet and opposition shadow ministers.
Bearing in mind these are short term appointments as a rule and hardly millionaire salaries.
Yvette Cooper took maternity leave in 2001 when she was Health Minister.
About time the mothers received appropriate treatment /recognition for maintaining the species.
Now let's see the retirement age for mothers reduced too.
They’re all as bad as each other. Politicians should be banned from the face of the earth. There must be a better alternative than these greasy pole climbers.
I cant see there is a problem here.

Surely all it has done is bring Parliament into line with business practice. And are there any laws they may have been falling foul of by not doing this?
//About time the mothers received appropriate treatment /recognition for maintaining the species.//

The species doesn't need maintaining. It is maintaining it - especially at its alarmingly high growth rate - that is the root cause of most of today's problems. There needs to be a concerted effort to reduce the population. Not the rate of growth, the actual numbers. So long as humans continue to proliferate in ridiculously high numbers the longer those problems will continue. Anything that can be done to make it more awkward or inconvenient for women to bear children can only be applauded.

NJ goes to the shed to look for his tin helmet.
I don’t think better maternity benefits for cabinet ministers is going to cause an explosion in the birth rate :-)
//I don’t think better maternity benefits for cabinet ministers is going to cause an explosion in the birth rate :-)//

Possibly not, Ikky. But it's part of a wider strategy which seems to be aimed at making having children as convenient as it possibly can be. That's the last thing this country needs and if there were people gluing themselves to the M25 to urge the government to make it more inconvenient and costly for women to bear children, I might even join them.
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Thanks for the replies folks. The law was changed just for her. It seems fairly obvious to me. Minister on Leave? Come on!
NJ: "Anything that can be done to make it more awkward or inconvenient for women to bear children can only be applauded... it's part of a wider strategy which seems to be aimed at making having children as convenient as it possibly can be...
... and if there were people gluing themselves to the M25 to urge the government to make it more inconvenient and costly for women to bear children, I might even join them."

"He would say that wouldn't he" (Mandy Rice-Davies)

Braverman 'produced' her second child. Is that too many New Judge?
( how many did you have ? - :]

Population overshoot is a very Standard of Living affair... nimby, or "not in my back pocket" thank you.

Misogyny and eugenics are dissonant bedfellows.

"I don’t think better maternity benefits for cabinet ministers is going to cause an explosion in the birth rate :-)"

Perhaps the tousle-haired fecund one is looking to the future after he gives up the big chair.

He seems to be able to impregnate the unwary with only a sideways glance. :-P

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