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Why screwing workers screws everyone

By Tom Streithorst  

Steve Hilton's suggestion that we get rid of maternity leave is just one example of the Tories' disastrous supply-side thinking

Steve Hilton, the Prime Minister’s buddy and deep strategic thinker, has come up with a novel approach to help working women: eliminate maternity leave. He figures employers are dubious about hiring women in their 20s and 30s, because they fear having to shell out a salary if the woman gets knocked up. According to this logic, it is workers’ rights that…

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