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By David Vance On May 18th, 2012

In some ways, albeit nihilistic, it would be better if Labour were still in power because watching a so-called Conservative led Government introduce this sort of grotesque Nannyism is  revolting…

David Cameron said it was “ludicrous” that parents received more training in how to drive a car than in how to raise children. So a  £3.4million digital information service, which begins today, will provide free email alerts and text messages with NHS advice “on everything from teething to tantrums”, Mr Cameron said. Separate pilot schemes will offer couples with young children free parenting classes and subsidised relationship counselling to help cope with “tiredness” and “mess”.

The NHS, that most Stalinist and intrusive of State organs, will be texting you how to become a better parent. Now that seems like a plan, right? I mean isn’t that EXACTLY what the modern parent needs – instruction from the real wannabe parent – the overarching State? The State always wants to assume the role of parent and this is simply another instance of where it seeks to insert itself in your life.

4 Responses to “NANNY CAMERON…”

  1. Never mind teaching parenting skills. That comes naturally if the environment is right.

    If you can’t eliminate the “nanny state” syndrome at least make some sensible regulations.

    Enact a law that prohibits single parent or same sex partners households from having children.

    Then enact another law requiring both parents take a mandatory “anger management” course.

    Finally, insure the couple has a sufficient income so the State doesn’t have to support the family.

  2. Once upon a time people would look to the family unit for parenting help, unfortunately Labour decimated that and now people have become reliable on the state…

  3. You can always rely on government for a reason to shoot yourself in the head.

    This is the quango-killing, “big-society” Tories, yes? Splashing £3.4 million on more bureaucrats to tell parents how to change a nappy, yes? Oh, and “subsidised relationship counselling”.

    This really is a good day to reach for the pearl handled revolver. Before I do the deed, Harry Mount makes the obvious point:

    If you told a medieval peasant that Henry V had decided to step in to teach him how to bring up his baby, he’d have chucked a turnip in your face. Even 50 years ago, a mother would have been astonished to be told that, from now on, Harold Macmillan was going to give her a hand with the nappies.

    And can I suggest that parents who need a hand would be better off asking their own parents how it’s done?!

    For crying out loud, I can’t take any more of this mad country.

  4. It’s quite possible that Cameron had a real nanny himself. So it’s not surprising that he wants the Essex chavs have-nots to benefit as he did, only this time the ever-caring state will do the job.

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