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Downing Street is considering cutting the school summer holiday, overhauling child benefit and banning advertising to under-16s as part of a charm offensive aimed at winning back female voters, according to a leaked government memo.

The document reveals a growing anxiety at the heart of government that the coalition is failing to deliver on its promise to be the "most family-friendly government ever" and a worry that its support among women is particularly low. [Guardian]
Women! The coalition's sorry it said and did all those things, like blaming working women for a lack of jobs for men, slashing state services that provide support for women or showing itself to be broadly anti-abortion. How can the coalition make it up to you? The coalition promises to do the washing up for a week, the coalition will hang up the washing as soon as it's done and not leave it getting stale in a pile on the kitchen floor, and if you're really lucky the coalition might bring in a treat for you from the closest 24-hour garage to No. 10.

Look, you're right to feel upset; the coalition has been a bit distracted lately. But don't worry your pretty little heads—the coalition intends to spend much more time with you from now on.


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Sep. 14th, 2011 11:41 am (UTC)
Yes, because shorter school hols will be BRILLZ. Because instead of having to juggle your annual family leave with six weeks' leeway so you and your colleagues can all have a break, presumably now everyone will have to go on holiday at the same time.

Or, you know, the other thing.
Sep. 14th, 2011 11:52 am (UTC)
I just want to feel special every now and then. Is that too much to ask [of my political representatives]?
Sep. 14th, 2011 12:24 pm (UTC)
They could solve their popularity problem among women very easily if they just revoked the relevant bits of the Representation of the People Act (1918 and 1928 and subsequent).

Hmm. On second thoughts? Forget I mentioned it. Wouldn't want to put ideas into their pointy little heads ...
Sep. 14th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
Did someone say treats? Goody.

Sep. 14th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
Is this an extension of Dave's "Calm Down, Dear" policy?
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