19 June 2012

In which I rant. Plus update.

I don't 'do' politics...

...but sometimes the sheer idiocy of the people in power beggars belief.

I'm talking about the latest harebrained idea floated by our PM on child care.


His 'big idea' is that schools open til 8.00pm , so parents have a chance to work even longer hours without the bother of having to think about their children.

This is wrong on so many levels it's hard to know exactly where to start.


Does he not see a link at all between the strain and erosion of family life, and the extension of working hours and necessity for two incomes in order to keep a roof over their heads? Does he really not think that parents are the first and best educators of their children? Well, obviously not the last one, because parents might not share the establishment right-on views. And as we all know, if you aren't liberal, you have no real right to be listened to.

Flip it round, Mr Cameron, think about what's best, first, for families who might actually like their kids, want to be with them, and shockingly, bring them up themselves. Incarcerating, in fact, ghettoising, children in institutions for up to twelve hours a day is just wrong.

Update:

Now we have Mrs Blair wading in with her critique of the stay-at-home mum as she perceives it. I can't comment for fear of having to head straight for the nearest confessional...Nuff said.

3 comments:

EFpastor emeritus said...

Well said. Thank you

Supertradmum said...

Have Cherie Blair's ridic comments on my blog today. She is not Catholic. Either we think like Catholics, or we do not. If we think like a Catholic, we shall act like one...if not, we are no different than the world, the flesh and the devil...http://supertradmum-etheldredasplace.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/oh-my-goodness-cherie-blair-again.html

Annie said...

Thank you EFpastor emeritus!

You know, Supertradmum, each time I have the misfortune to read anything she says I immediately regret it, lol! I think dear Cherie has some serious ishoos.