Friday, April 06, 2007

Polly is...

Timmy points out that whilst she starts well, Polly stumbles, as usual, over the figures and incentives.
Unfortunately, this is nonsense:
Meanwhile the CBI resists longer maternity leave, the right to flexible working hours for all parents or raising the minimum wage, which mostly helps women. The 17% gap in women's pay keeps mothers poor, their traditional but vital caring jobs valued less than men's work just because traditionally low-paid women do it.

The gender pay gap is largely caused by such things as longer maternity leave. Iªt's exactly those one and two year absences from the labour force that cause it. So arguing for more of it to reduce the pay gap is a little, shall we say, perverse?

Quite. I can barely be bothered to fisk the woman these days.

I tend to find that Polly's witterings are like a case of AIDS in an African brothel: unpleasant and worrying but hardly surprising.

1 comment:

FlyingRodent said...

Look, I read the Grauniad, but I never bother to read Polly's screeds - not because they're factually wrong, but because they're terminally dull.

I'd love to watch the blood of the capitalists flow in the streets, but for fuck's sake, can't we have a laugh while we're at it?

Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

Over at the ASI, they are posting some of the winning entries of the Young Writers on Liberty. One does not want to put such keen minds off,...