Apparently the three leaders of the political parties, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg, are backing a campaign ‘Lets Lose the Labels’ by Gingerbread to stop us single mums from being viewed as ‘lazy scroungers’. ( steam coming out my ears!)
To highlight this and get the general public’s views, the radio show 5 Live ran a phone in today on the subject. You can listen to the show if you missed it and read some of the comments left by viewers.
You can register your support over at Gingerbread and read more about how its trying to change peoples views of us.
As ever it’s a controversial subject and one that gets me heated under the collar so no doubt you have a view on it all. For me it’s not the shear hard work single parenting can be or the lack of support (despite the government saying there is support) or the financial side of it all that makes me boil. Itâ€™s the attitude of others towards me as a single parent. It’s the painting us all with the same brush I detest. So as well as all the others things that a single parent has to do, I also feel that I almost have to prove myself on daily bases too.
So let’s get the ball rolling on confessions and hear your comments.