Saturday, September 02, 2006

Our New Labour Overlords

Welcome to the New World Order. Looks like Dubya isn't the person with the cunning plan to take over the world. It's Tony Blair.

Tomorrow's potential troublemakers can be identified even before they are born, Tony Blair has suggested.

Mr Blair said it was possible to spot the families whose circumstances made it likely their children would grow up to be a "menace to society".

He said teenage mums and problem families could be forced to take help to head off difficulties.

He said the government had to intervene much earlier to prevent problems developing when children were older.

There could be sanctions for parents who refused to take advice, he said.

Got that? Come from a "worrying" segment of society and Blair's cronies will have you marked down as being a potential troublemaker, even before birth. Right now the plan is to force parents to accept "advice". What, I wonder, will the next step be? And how long will it be before they demand even more control over how people raise their children and live their lives.

Big hat tip to Bag's Rants.


Mirco said...

Could be "Pregnat while muslim" an offence?

Apart from this joke (maybe), there are objective circumstances where the newborne will have a greater chance to have and create problems.

Psychiatic conditions have many ereditary traits, drug abuse during the pregnacy lead to problematic children, and so on.

To have children is a right, but is not free. When people choose to have children they must assure a default care. They must not drop the cost of caring and rearing their children over the society as a whole or to make up for their faults.

Jay.Mac said...

People from all sections of society are capable- and do- commit crimes of all types. The problem with this is that a segment of soicety is going to be singled out even before birth for special attention from the government and possibly the police. Labour will decide what constitutes advice and what sort of behaviour is and isn't acceptable- and will be able to force parents to accept their advice too. Which is alarmingly vague for me.

So we're looking at a brave new world in which the government tells a certain part of society exactly how they should be raising their children. What sort of powers are they going to have to select who to choose, and what sort of powers are they going to have to watch these people as they bring up their kids?

This smacks too much of Hitler's totalitarian control over schools and children in Nazi Germany for my liking. If Labour wants to tackle crime why not put criminals in prison and police on the streets, instead of using their limited resources in a grand experiment to control and manipulate the lives of children who have never even committed a crime?

It used to be innocent until proven guilty, under this scheme it's more like "guilty tendencies must be controlled by the state- just in case a crime is committed".