Sunday, January 08, 2006

Blair puts faith in next generation

...to the extent that he wants to slap Anti-Social Behaviour Orders on toddlers. Cradle-to-the-grave welfare indeed:

Parenting orders, which require parents of child offenders to take responsibility, will also be expanded, and he said ministers were now studying what to do about the very youngest children, identifiable as future troublemakers.

'Obviously kids who are brought up without many opportunities, and particularly in broken families, I think there is a greater chance they go off the rails,' he said. 'There is a particular problem in Britain, as there is in all modern developed countries, with a small group of what you might call problem families who you can tell at a very early age. It's amazing when you talk to nursery teachers that you can tell even at that age.'

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