State meddling?

30th March 2001 at 01:00
Daily Mail

Education Secretary David Blunkett says he won't tolerate bad parents. Tough talk, but isn't sending mothers and fathers to parenting classes - requiring them to sit in class with their offspring - an intolerale extension of state meddling? Adults who need this supervision shouldn't be parents at all, and many of them wouldn't be if the Government didn't fund their procreation through welfare.

Peter McKay, March 26

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