Saturday, February 21, 2009

Unemployment Compensation?

Once again Britain's Liberal Democratic party leader Nicholas Clegg has brought up the issue of fathers taking care of children. Earlier in the year he was proposing a year of paternity leave for new dads and now he has suggested that the UK's finest, who lose their jobs in heavy industry be retrained as nannies or SAHDs.

Something about the proposal seems a bit off — and it seems unlikely too many dads will be affected — so the biggest wonder is what it might do for Clegg's prospects.

[Update: As of Feb. 22, Clegg and wife are proud parents of Miguel, their third son.]

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