The future of the UK seems perpetually in peril. As Andrew Marr argues in this month’s cover story, nothing is inevitable about Scotland’s breakaway, but London’s complacence is making it more likely. Also in this issue: Jill Rutter explores how we’re coping outside the single market, Eliane Glaser has been horrified by the education jargon being foisted on her children during her time homeschooling, and Miranda France gives her verdict on the new Kazuo Ishiguro.
Since 1961 the amount of time parents spend looking after children has doubled. Contrary to expectation, says Jonathan Gershuny, full time working mothers spend more time on childcare in 1995 than non-employed mothers did in 1961