When Piers Morgan called Daniel Craig an #emasculatedbond for carrying his daughter in a baby carrier, Twitter responded in the best way possible. Apart from feminists scoffing (and yes, I was one of them), dads from all walks of life tweeted pictures of themselves with babies in carriers. Society has shifted, but Piers didn’t get the memo.
What has this got to do with government? Plenty, actually. On Father’s Day this year, the TUC released figures showing that every year, 100,000 self-employed new dads don’t get a single day of paid paternity or shared parental leave. While on the one hand we have a £3 million government advertising campaign encouraging employees to take up shared parental leave, on the other hand it appears Piers Morgan has been advising the DWP on what to do with self-employed families.