UKIP man in Europe calls for end to maternity rights

The
UK Independence Party (UKIP) representative for the European parliament’s
committee on women’s rights and gender equality is a man who would like to
overturn maternity leave rights.

In
an interview with the Guardian Unlimited website, UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom said
maternity policy should be: "If you want to have a baby, you hand in your
resignation and free up a job for another young lady."

Bloom
still needs to be voted in by the European Parliament to take his seat as a
member of the committee.

By Quentin Reade

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