Genius Nick Clegg, doormat sidekick to Etonian toff 'Prime Minister' David Cameron, unveiled his latest brainwave today - ten months paternity leave for fathers.
Sounds great. In Utopia. But back from Planet Thrack on Earth, here's an imagined scenario from the real world...
Job Interviewer: 'Married, son?'
Thirty-year-old: 'About to be. We're happily engaged.'
Job Interviewer: 'Planning on having a family?'
Thirty-year-old (smiles): 'We are indeed - we're really looking forward to it.'
Job Interviewer: 'That so? I bet you're really excited.
Thirty-year-old: 'We are indeed.'
Job Interviewer: 'Good. Now fuck off; there's no start for you here. Send in the gay guy.'