If you’re a woman and your parents leave behind some money when they die, you’re entitled to exactly half of whatever sum your brother receives. That’s not my opinion: it belongs to the body which represents all solicitors in England and Wales, whose new guidelines on drawing up wills were published recently. If this seems unfair, it could be worse: if you were adopted, the Law Society says you should receive nothing at all. The same goes for any “illegitimate children” – that’s those born to parents who aren’t married, in case you don’t speak Victorian.
Pretty bad when the Lefty Independent won’t defend your mercenary multiculturalism….