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Jo Swinson: Do we have a problem with pregnancy?

By Serena Kutchinsky  

Demi Moore's Vanity Fair cover has been much imitated

The question of whether pregnant women should be offered a seat has occupied endless column inches, tweets and radio airwaves over the past week. It all hinged on the revelation that the Equalities Minister, Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson, who is seven months (or “heavily” in Daily Mail speak) pregnant was denied a seat during Prime Minister’s Questions. The row escalated when a source close to Ms Swinson surprised us all with the response that the assumption the minister was unable of standing on her two, albeit swollen, feet was “quite sexist”.

This didn’t stop our increasingly bumbling prime minister,…

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