Everyday Childfree
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Everyday Childfree

A Demographer’s Elaborate Plea for Grandchildren

Photo by Juliane Liebermann on Unsplash

I’ve got no idea what Paul Morland sounds like. But in my head, he spoke every word of his Sunday Times article, “Should we tax the childless?” in an ancient BBC Received Pronunciation (RP) accent.

Especially the word “antediluvian”, which I’ll admit I had to look up.

(If you don’t know what an RP accent is, think Mr. Cholmondley-Warner from Harry Enfield…

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Nina Jervis

Nina Jervis

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Writer and professional empathiser (not necessarily in that order).