Britain gives literal meaning to the term ‘nanny state'

So it is official now. Great Britain will become a nanny state. Literally! Soon the British government will be dispatching nannies to care for children in 'anti—social' families. According to an article in the Sunday Times these nannies

'will arrive early each morning to ensure the household is out of bed and youngsters sent to school. Their tasks will include ensuring children are properly fed and dressed, and encouraging layabout parents to find a job.'

Who would ever believe that things would get so far? And make no mistake — the government is determined to have its way. Said an inside source:

'These workers will be with the family morning, noon and night. If they have to shout through the letter box and bang on doors to get through the door, that is what they will do.

It is a great irony that most of these so called anti—social families were created by government in the first place. The vast majority of these cases are welfare recipients which absolves them of the need to seek remunerative employment. So why should they go to work and by doing so serve as role models to their offspring when they can just stay nicely tucked in and wait for the cheque to arrive?

This is a textbook illustration of what happens when government pokes its nose into areas where it has no business of getting involved. It creates a problem and then tries to fix it with expensive and abortive remedies.

One only wonders what will come next. Will I one day receive a letter to this effect:

Dear Sir,

It has come to our attention that your openly propound conservative teachings. Beginning next week, therefore, a Censor shall be installed in your household to ensure that you do not continue spreading this false and dangerous point of view.

Sincerely,

Your meddling government bureaucrat

Vasko Kohlmayer   3 05 06

So it is official now. Great Britain will become a nanny state. Literally! Soon the British government will be dispatching nannies to care for children in 'anti—social' families. According to an article in the Sunday Times these nannies

'will arrive early each morning to ensure the household is out of bed and youngsters sent to school. Their tasks will include ensuring children are properly fed and dressed, and encouraging layabout parents to find a job.'

Who would ever believe that things would get so far? And make no mistake — the government is determined to have its way. Said an inside source:

'These workers will be with the family morning, noon and night. If they have to shout through the letter box and bang on doors to get through the door, that is what they will do.

It is a great irony that most of these so called anti—social families were created by government in the first place. The vast majority of these cases are welfare recipients which absolves them of the need to seek remunerative employment. So why should they go to work and by doing so serve as role models to their offspring when they can just stay nicely tucked in and wait for the cheque to arrive?

This is a textbook illustration of what happens when government pokes its nose into areas where it has no business of getting involved. It creates a problem and then tries to fix it with expensive and abortive remedies.

One only wonders what will come next. Will I one day receive a letter to this effect:

Dear Sir,

It has come to our attention that your openly propound conservative teachings. Beginning next week, therefore, a Censor shall be installed in your household to ensure that you do not continue spreading this false and dangerous point of view.

Sincerely,

Your meddling government bureaucrat

Vasko Kohlmayer   3 05 06