Michael Gove has today called for more children to be put in care.
Scameron has been calling for a further £10billion in welfare cuts.
Can these imbeciles not do maths? Or is it in fact that they cannot do compassion?
Poverty leads to difficulties in parenting. Welfare cuts will increase poverty. So the answer surely is to avoid welfare cuts, improve employment opportunities and ensure the minimum wage is adequate – but hell no, that’s not the conservative way.
Instead they are to increase pressure on poorer families by taking even more money away – and if the familieas can’t cope, they’ll take their children away too.
It has long been understood that children in care suffer long-term damage. Here’s a link to a document by Save The Children, who you think might have some knowledge – crying out for us to invest in family care to keep children out of institutions.
We are currently in the middle of a storm – admittedly a misguided, hysterical, wasteful storm more about the satisfaction of gawpers after their vicarious kicks, compensation hunters, moral hypocrites ignorant ranters, media-pedlars and scandal mongers than about victims of abuse – but a storm all the same.
Much of the abuse occurred in “care” environments. Which is where children ripped from families will end up.
This is social engineering which borders on criminal – although it’s not unpredicted.
Today the conservatives take away benefits and threaten to steal our children to be put in care homes and be protected from poverty by being abused there instead.
Tomorrow? Maybe they’ll drop the pretence altogether and just set-up camps.