If I ruled the world: Harriet Harman

Change the discussion—and policy—when it comes to families

By Harriet Harman   March 2017

All prime ministers talk about families, which isn’t surprising. After all, families are everything for a child and for an elderly person—and very important for all the years in between. But, if I ruled the world, I’d have something to say about the way that politicians had this discussion.

I’d ban them from going on about how important marriage is and how damaging divorce is. Most cabinets are full of ministers on their second or third wives so they are in no position to lecture. I’d ban sneering at lone…

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