Much of The World At One was given over to what should have been a Woman's Hour piece, if anything, about how special consideration should be given to the fact that Julie Kirkbride is "a busy working mother". Is Martha Kearney on some mission to stop women with children from becoming or remaining MPs? She might as well be.
And what is wrong with having relatives live rent-free in one's "taxpayer-funded house"? Would it be better to charge them rent? If so, why? And does this also apply to council houses with subsidised rent? They, too, are taxpayer-funded.